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Re: Ascend/Netstar GRF 400

  • From: Jeff Wabik
  • Date: Mon Mar 31 14:21:01 1997

FYI:

Thanks to the good folks at MAGIC, there is now a mailing list for
discussion  of the Ascend GRF.  If you're interested:

	List:		ascend-grf@magic.net	
	Subscribe:	ascend-grf-request@magic.net
	Owner:		owner-ascend-grf@magic.net

Note the list is very new..  Traffic volume is low.

	-Jeff
	

> Yes, we are having very good luck with are GRF1600s also,  We are now Cisco
> free, and the GRFs are performing very well.  There are some issues, but
> Ascend is stepping to plate on all issues.  We are building a ATM nation
> wide network using the GRF to get to the internet.  These things will melt
> down a Cisco 75xx router and keep on ticking, and for allot less money. 
> Also, did everyone see the WallStreet this morning.  Ascend buys
> Cascade.....  Look out, IP switching is really around the corner for all of
> us ATMer....
> 
> Gary Zimmerman
> V.P. Network Engineering
> Savvis Communication Corp.
> www.savvis.com
> Office: 314.719.2423
> 
> > From: Nathan Stratton <nathan@netrail.net>
> > To: Chris A. Icide <chris@nap.net>
> > Cc: 'nanog@merit.edu'
> > Subject: Re: Ascend/Netstar GRF 400
> > Date: Friday, March 28, 1997 5:33 PM
> > 
> > On Fri, 28 Mar 1997, Chris A. Icide wrote:
> > 
> > > Is anyone successfuly using one of these?  I've got one in the labs
> > > here, and have found some interesting problems.  Ascend engineers
> > > are hot on the problems, but I was wondering if anyone else has any
> > > experience.
> > 
> > Yes, our network is now cisco free! We have been using the GRF1600s for
> > several months in our network. We have found a few problems, but Ascend
> > has been VERY fast to fix them. So far they blow away the Cisco solution
> > we were using.
> > 
> > > Our current problems seem to be related to buffer overruns on the 
> > > ATM/Q card.
> > 
> > We have not used the ATM/Q card a lot, but I am sure Ascend can fix any
> > problem you may have. We are using cascade 900s as backbone switches into
> > the GRF 1600s via HSSI. We plan to move this to OC3 as soon as we finish
> > testing.
> > 
> > 
> > Nathan Stratton                                President, NetRail,Inc.
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Phone   (888)NetRail                           NetRail, Inc.
> > Fax     (404)522-1939                          230 Peachtree Suite 500
> > WWW     http://www.netrail.net/                Atlanta, GA 30303
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about 
> > itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."           Matthew 6:34
> 
> 


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Jeff Wabik                              E/Mail:  jeff_wabik@ascend.com
Ascend Communications (www.ascend.com)  Phone:   +1 612 996 6814
High Performance Networking Division    FAX:     +1 612 943 8939
Minneapolis, MN  55344                  Pager:   +1 800 493 9804
	 "The artists formerly known as Netstar, Inc."
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