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Re: Optical Crossconnects and IP

  • From: Alex Bligh
  • Date: Thu May 11 06:39:22 2000

> When circuits aren't overloaded, traffic engineering yields zero benefit.

Slightly disingenuous - Yes, TE yields zero benefit in terms of getting
more 'efficient' use of bandwidth resource (if you have bandwidth
that's idle when the network is used inefficiently, who cares) and
in terms of traffic prioritization (if it all gets through without
queuing delay, who cares).

But the apostles of TE claim more miracles than the above two for
their religion (all the funky stuff from encapsulation for instance).
Now whether one doubts these miracles too is another matter...

Alex Bligh
VP Core Network, Concentric Network Corporation
(formerly GX Networks, Xara Networks)