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Re: IP over SONET considered harmful?

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Fri Mar 20 20:57:11 1998

Martin Hannigan wrote:

> ? 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.

 Like IP over raw fiber.  Our friendly WDM vendors would love to get rid
 of SONET.  SS7?  What's that? ;)