Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: Cisco DS3 Questions..

  • From: Christopher A. Woodfield
  • Date: Thu Feb 21 14:13:16 2002

There's no reason to use frame-relay encapsulation unless you're actually going 
through a frame network.

For point-to-point circuits, from Cisco to Cisco, HDLC is the best choice, but 
it's proprietary (although Juniper has a Cisco HDLC mode). For 
anything else, I'd recommend PPP. 

-C

On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 01:46:44PM -0500, Gyorfy, Shawn wrote:
> 
> Since the topic exploded, what are your opinions on encapsulation of leased
> line DS3s.  We currently use Frame Relay for out Point to Point DS3
> connections.  Personally, I don't know why we use FR as our encapsulation,
> and so the question to all.  If you are running Cisco to Cisco, would it be
> wise to run HDLC or PPP?  Our DS3s' here are hardly maxed out, 15% or so, so
> I'm not complaining about the few extra bits I can squeeze out them but
> maybe that 15% can shrink to 10% with less overhead.  Opinions or examples
> of life appreciated.  
> 
> Thanks
> 
> shawn  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Iljitsch van Beijnum [mailto:iljitsch@muada.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 4:28 PM
> To: Jon Mansey
> Cc: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: Cisco PPP DS-3 limitations - 42.9Mbpbs?
> 
> 
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Jon Mansey wrote:
> 
> > OMG! Arent we missing the point here? What about never running links above
> > 60% or so to allow for bursts against the 5 min average, and <shudder>
> > upgrading or adding capacity when we get too little headroom.
> 
> > And here we are, nickel and diming over a few MBps near to 45M on a DS3...
> 
> And why not? Obviously there is a reason why they're not upgrading,
> because there is plenty of traffic to fill up a second or faster circuit
> if packets are being dropped because of congestion. (Which has not been
> confirmed so far.)
> 
> There shouldn't be any problems pushing a DS3 well beyond 99% utilization,
> by the way. With an average packet size of 500 bytes and 98 packets in the
> output queue on average, 99% only introduces a 9 ms delay. The extra RTT
> will also slow TCP down, but not in such a brutal way as significant
> numbers of lost packets will. Just use a queue size of 500 or so, and
> enable (W)RED to throttle back TCP when there are large bursts.

-- 
---------------------------
Christopher A. Woodfield		rekoil@semihuman.com

PGP Public Key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xB887618B




Discussion Communities


About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home


Merit Network, Inc.