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Re: IP-Internets

  • From: Robert E. Seastrom
  • Date: Thu Oct 14 17:55:43 1999

Tim Salo <[email protected]> writes:

>    From the ATM Forum Board of Directors Report - Rome, Italy, April 23,1999:
>    ... Fred [Baker, chair of the IETF] stated that 75% of all Internet traffic
>    today touches an ATM device and acknowledged the importance of the role
>    of ATM in providing traffic engineering in today's networks. ...
> I don't really know where this number comes from nor whether it is
> really true.

99.9% of all Internet traffic touches an Ethernet device.  To follow
Fred Baker's line of reason, this presents irrefutable proof that that
Ethernet is an appropriate technology for building one's backbone