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Re: FDDI or 100Mb Ethernet

  • From: Lewis Eatherton
  • Date: Fri Feb 06 12:37:29 1998

FDDI would be my last choice.  100MB ethernet can be run full duplex, is
less expensive, and far easier to troubleshoot.

At 07:42 PM 2/5/98 -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>We colocate with our upstream, so we (thankfully) don't have to deal with
>Bell Atlantic for our main Internet connection.  We are currently running
>a 10Mb ethernet link to our provider, but our contract allows for more
>than that should we ever need it.  Since the Bay ASN we now use will soon
>be history and will be replaced by a shiny new(?) Cisco, I'm thinking of
>upgrading the link now rather than later.
>We have a choice of FDDI or 100Mb ethernet.  I'm thinking FDDI is better,
>and not too much more expensive for our side.  Are there any negatives
>with FDDI?  How does the 4000(?) Byte MTU affect things?  All of our
>outgoing links, T1 and ether are all 1500.  Does the work of fragmenting
>the packets down to 1500 amount to anything?  All this talk about MTUs has
>got me wondering.
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>Charles Sprickman 				Internet Channel
>INCH System Administration Team			(212)243-5200
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Lewis Eatherton
Network Architect
SegaSoft, Inc