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Re: NAP Architecture

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Wed Oct 29 12:14:29 1997
  • Posted-date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 08:44:19 -0800 (PST)

> 
>    Forgive my ignorance on these matters, but why haven't many NAPS tried
> to be L1 based, or at least provide the option of private wire/fiber
> between the larger customers in the same room.  It seems to me that this
> would significantly reduce the complexity and packet-loss we're currently
> seeing.  How long would it take to troubleshoot a cross-over FE compared
> to trouble shooting two routers connected via a oversubscribed switch.
>    Marketing types are concerned about how to bill and track these, but
> there should be some easy ways around those issues.
> 
> --Ben Kirkpatrick
> Data Products, Electric Lightwave, DID=360.816.3508
> -not speaking for ELI, not even speaking-
> "Consciousness: that annoying time between naps."

Many have and do.  What you describe is often called "private interconnect"

I understand you can get this service at:

	Sprint
	PAIX
	LAP
	and most MAE's

-- 
--bill




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