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Legacy NAP/NSP support

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sat Feb 02 16:28:24 2002


I was wondering if any NSP or NAP still supports the requirement
to carry OSI/CLNP traffic.

>  NAPs can be proposed to be implemented as LANs or MANs or
>  other innovative approaches. NAPs must operate at speeds
>  commensurate with the speeds of attached networks and
>  must be upgradable as required by demand, usage, and
>  Program goals.  NAPs must support the switching of IP
>  (Internet Protocol) and CLNP (ConnectionLess Networking
>  Protocol) packets

I think this is a legacy, aka obsolete, requirement.  But some
folks with checklists insist you can't be a NSP or NAP if you
don't support it.






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