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Re: IP over SONET considered harmful?
Mike Trest (In Japan) wrote: > At 06:32 AM 3/21/98 -0800, Sean M. Doran wrote: > >| Native IP over fiber is not a religion; it's a solid engineering. > >snip< > > >SDH/SONET is also a really keen way of sharing a network > >among IP and other things on the wide-area side, and > >an even keener way of having access to relatively low-speed > >customer data on the more local side. > > Both in US and In Japan, SONET/SDH systems are used to deliver such non-IP > traffic as CATV/Video over the same physical facilities as IP traffic. > If your on TCG fiber in the Boston area chances are very likely your IPpackets are squeezed in between "The US versus Larry Flint" care of MediaOne SONET :) > Indeed, I can walk you into a top-rated commercial television station using > a large Unix box with six ATM-over-SONET interfaces to drive video > broadcast streams to the stations' live broadcast to millions of viewers. > The same interfaces also transport TCP-IP application control data between > Unix and the various off-line editing systems and the graphic development > engines (MAC/W'95). > > You should not think that the prospect of internet based viewers are > outside the planning horizion of commercial broadcast industry, even if > that industry consists of predominately time critical (non-IP traffic) > today. > > Some major players in this industry agree that the mixture of SONET/SDH > with both IP and ATM traffic is "really keen". > > ..mike..