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> >I am surprised, (well, maybe not), that you aren't concerned about > >the excessive overhead present in FDDI networks... > > FDDI is not a WAN technology. Losing 20% of bandwidth of a 10 ft > piece of fiber is one thing. Losing 20% of bandwidth of a > $3M/yr circuit is quite different. > > ATM as a LAN is probably ok, if it can compete with Gb Ethernet > price/performance-wise. In the smaller networks, GigabitE may well turn out cheaper than ATM, but Ethernet will never have the design flexibility ATM does. ...and any technology which experiences performance problems at 40% utilization will is questionable at best... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -