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Re: Links on the blink - how to build a backbone....

  • From: Mike O'Dell
  • Date: Fri Nov 17 18:22:10 1995


"There are more things in this world, Horatio, than are dreamt of
in your Philosophies."

Different networks are engineered for different demands and different
models based on different assumptions.  This results in a a spectrum
of designs which differ in a number of important dimensions. Each
network was created by its designers as a solution to the problems
posed by environment, business model, market focus, and engineering
realities both current and anticipated.

An attempt to compare the architecture of two large networks assumes
you can compare all the drivers which went into the designs.

Even then, you don't get "right" and "wrong" as answers.