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Re: Network Sizing Guidelines?

  • From: Miles Fidelman
  • Date: Fri Mar 02 17:29:12 2001

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Daniel R Glover wrote:

> Can you point me to some current network sizing advice for Internet service 
> (WAN and LAN)?  I am looking for rules-of-thumb, guidelines, equations, 
<snip>
> I've tried the related links off the NANOG pages, but some are old or 
> broken.  I have found some advice like "a T1 will support 200 to 300 28K 

There's are two very simple rules: 

- if you install it, they will use it

- you can never have too much bandwidth

More seriously, it really depends on what you're doing - an office full of
graphic artists needs a lot more bandwidth than an office full of
data entry clerks.



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