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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!]