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Re: Cable Modem [really good network design]

  • From: Fletcher E Kittredge
  • Date: Tue Jun 26 15:18:57 2001

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001 14:37:34 -0400 (EDT)  Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > I strongly recommend you spend some quality time with the DOCSIS
> > spec... Personally, I think DSL and wireless modems would benefit from
> > using DOCSIS.  I have not thought hard about this issue and am
> > interested in other opinions...
> 
> You do learn fast!  ;-)

I haven't yet learned not to make weak jokes on mailing lists...

> However you'd better watch out.  DOCSIS-1.0 is an implementer's worst
> nightmare.  At best it provides a low-level physical layer spec. and the
> rest of it is pretty much useless in prodcution.  2.0 solves some of the
> problems, but introduces more.

My experience has been that DOCIS-1.0 is unusable, 1.1 works well.  I
have no experience with 2.0.  But then, I don't get out much...
[sorry! weak joke!]

regards,
fletcher




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