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Re: sell shell accounts?
At 05:06 PM 7/23/96 -0500, Tim Salo wrote: > >The desire for a full mesh of VCs between routers becomes more compelling >if you have more than three routers. The diagram is left as an exercise >to the reader; I rather dislike having to draw in ASCII. > >Note that the two paths between A and C, (directly versus via B), seem >to take distinctly different paths. (Perhaps, I missed your point). > Perhaps I missed your point. Tim, I could've sworn that you had been following the IETF ION WG mailing list, where this has been discussed on hundreds of occasions. I hesitate to even mention this on NANOG (I really don't want to re-hash this on this list), but I can't hold my tongue. The scalability of an ATM network where each end-point is fully meshed to all other end-points decreases in direct proportion to the number of end-points. This is not so much a layer 2 problem, per se, but rather the ability to maintain functional routing (convergence, et al.) in a fully meshed network topology. This does not scale. - paul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -