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Re: sell shell accounts?
> > Acceptable arguments are: > > > o Switches can handle more throughput > > That's difficult to quantify in theory *or* practice. > > > o Switched networks are easier for humans (or at least, humans without > > huge brians && many internal registers) to design/debug/maintain. > > More levels of indirection does not mean it's easier for humans necessarily. > In fact, there are many more nobs to miss, and more places for error to > be introduced into your engineering model. i would agree strongly. putting a bunch of switches between two routers makes troubleshooting that much more involved. if i can't get a packet from router A to router F (assuming B,C,D,and E are atm switches) where has the link broken down? you have to go to each switch and look at incoming/outgoing cells to see which is not sending or receiving. this scenario definately makes more work for the network operator doing the troubleshooting. it certainly doesn't make things *easier*. -brett - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -