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Re: exchange point media (was: Re: MAE-EAST Moving? ...)
On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote: > On Wed, 14 Jun 2000 [email protected] wrote: > > > Isn't the push to MAE-ATM ? > > Are there any other suggestions, other than ATM? [snip] > Gigabit ethernet sounds nice but the MTU of 1500 is really restricting > that technology. While there are certainly shortcomings to using GbE as a public exchange infrastructure, I fail to see how a 1500 byte MTU has anything to do with it. In every network I have ever seen, there have very, very rarely been any packets larger than 1500 bytes. The only case that I can think of where that becomes important is in a MPLS exhange model where adding the label to large packets would cause fragmentation or broken TCP sessions for the PMTUD challenged. Brandon Ross 404-522-5400 VP Engineering, NetRail http://www.netrail.net AIM: BrandonNR ICQ: 2269442 Read RFC 2644! Stop Smurf attacks! Configure your router interfaces to block directed broadcasts. See http://www.quadrunner.com/~chuegen/smurf.cgi for details.