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Re: MAE-East - Operational question
On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Alex Bligh wrote: >Does anyone care about trying to get packet loss over MAE-East reduced >any more? Some peers have quite heavy packet loss to them from where >I'm sitting, and have done for a good while. It seems to me it's >not a problem with my port, and I don't think I have head of line blocking >problems, which means it's either a Gigaswitch problem, or their ports >are simply full. Does anyone still hassle Worldcom and peers about this >or have we lost hope of ever getting it fixed (i.e. people peer privately >or hope other exchange points or a replacement will come along). My attempts at getting answers out of them were responded with "we are aware of the problem" "we are *trying* to add more capacity" "we cant give you any completion dates". Of course, this was a few months ago. I'm not sure what the problem is. Modern ethernet/packet switches claim to handle 20-40 Gbits/s. MAE-WEST is peaking around 1.65 Gbits/s. If the Gigaswitch has reached the end of its useful life at the MAEs..... replace them. So who is signing up for the MAE-WEST/EAST ATM service? We're considering it, but MFS wont tell us who else is considering it. Kind of makes it hard to sign a 3 year contract with no idea if there will be other people to peer with.