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Re: What frame relay switch is causing MCI/Worldcom such grief?

  • From: Vijay Gill
  • Date: Mon Aug 09 18:33:06 1999

On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, Vadim Antonov wrote:

> nobody is even attempting to do MPLS or whatever across IXPs and only do
> in in the interior (actually this is also misguided, but for different
> reasons, having more to do with implementation complexity). 

If promising local isp's could get circuits turned up where they wanted
and _when_ they wanted, and these circuits never went down, then life
would be all good.  Unfortunately, utopia isn't here yet.  At least not
for some.

This leads to....

Traffic flows change faster than the topology in most cases.

Traffic measurements from end to end (per city flows) are also
easier to measure with the city to city pipe as it were.