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RE: Q:Why router with ATM interface comes out earlier than pure SONET interface?
- From: George Janosik
- Date: Mon Aug 03 19:13:36 1998
At 06:32 PM 8/3/98 , Christian Kuhtz wrote:
>> | Okay, so given all the great features that ATM is supposed to have
>> | and the only thing that really sucks about it is the overhead
>> due to the 53
>> | byte cell size, the obvious question is why can't there be an
>> ATM standard
>> | with, say, 197 ( 4 times the current 48 byte payload) or even 389 ( 8
>> | times 48 ) byte cells?
>> | Is there something magic about 53 or is the IP over ATM application
>> | still so 'obscure' that there is no interest?
The old story was that the Telco guys wanted 32 byte payload and the data
guys wanted a 64 byte payload and the ITU split the difference. Go figure.
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