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Re: exchange point media (was: Re: MAE-EAST Moving? ...)

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Wed Jun 14 23:08:28 2000

In message <[email protected]>, Mikael A
brahamsson writes:

>Gigabit ethernet sounds nice but the MTU of 1500 is really restricting
>that technology. I have heard rumours that 10gig ethernet will have at
>least 4000+ byte MTU, probably 9000+ which might make it viable to use for
>a shared medium exchange point as the hardware probably will be fairly
>cheap and/as it will be widely available supported by many vendors.

How will that type of MTU help an exchange point?  Aren't you really 
limited by what size packets the customers are originating and/or can 
pass through the net to that point?

		--Steve Bellovin