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Re: IP over SONET considered harmful?
> > Subject: IP over SONET considered harmful? > > > > I'd hoped that MPLS would solve this problem, but from reviewing > > the drafts I believe that the LSRs _WILL_ decrement the TTL. > > I think this is a non-issue, considering that with the next generation of > IP-only boxes ATM will become hopelessly useless. > > Better yet, the real big boxes are removing any need to do clustering, so > the average number of IP hops for an NSP is going to be like 3 or 4. > Don't forget about ss7 bypass. It may get even better than you can imagine at the moment.