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Re: IP over SONET considered harmful?

  • From: Martin Hannigan
  • Date: Fri Mar 20 19:09:16 1998

> > 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.