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Re: Extending a MAE connection ...
> > Here is a question.. a strange one, no less. > > Is it feasible to do this: > > > WASHINGTON DC NEW YORK CITY > > > | B R I D G E | > MAE -- 100 Mb/s -- | Cisco | -DS3- | Cisco | -- FDDI or -- (multiple > East FDDI | 4700M | | 4700M | 100Base T peers) > giga Switch > > > Why? here's why. > > Several folks in the same building in NYC want to connect to MAE-East. > But, we all don't want T1's or 10 Meg HLI to MAE-East, but DS3. So, this > allows us all to connect to the MAE, peer directly with others without an > intermediary ASN, and we can split the cost of the routers and the DS3. > > I know (at least, I can't think of any reason it can't be done) that is > can be done. The unanswered questions are: > > 1) Will MFS allow us to connect multiple Peers on the same FDDI port (from > thier webpage, it looks like it, but I am not sure). Probably. But the hard part is getting other people to peer with you. > 2) Is there any technical reason that the above is bad? I have not worked with the hssi interface on the 4700, but I would be supprized if you didn't run into a packet forwarding limit well before hitting 45 Mbps. Erik > 3) Because we do it the way shown above, does that make us look less > attractive (politically) ? > > Thanks for any input on this. If there is anything I am missing, please > slap me. Thanks.