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Re: Optical Crossconnects and IP

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Mon May 08 19:28:41 2000


> Hop-by-hop routing is on its way out....and not soon enough.

Worked fine for the last 20 years.  Can you substantiate your
assertion?  So far all alternatives were shown to bring more
problems than improvements.

> As for reinventing the virtual circuit, I don't think we can
> get much lower than this.

I hate to reiterate the obvious, but VCs and global dynamically
routed networks don't mix well.

--vadim





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