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Re: Where are ATM NAPs going?
> On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Christian Kuhtz wrote: > > Do you have any expectations with regards to service provided between various > > peers and the fact that some peers may (depending on your ATM QoS) step onto > > other peering partners? > > The short answer is "no". ;^) > > The longer answer is that I'm aware of the potential chaos & nondeterminism > associated with a multi-user contention-based UBR service such as that > offered by the AADS NAP. It's certainly an issue, but it doesn't disqualify > it from being a useful piece of a connectivity puzzle provided that one > utilizes it with eyes open about its characteristics. > I am looking at connecting to more ATM NAPs, but that circuit to the NAP gets pricey. Rather than backhaul a point to point circuit with ATM encapsulation to each NAP, I would like to purchase transport from an ATM service provider. This could be economical especially considering the potential distance between my nearest router and the NAP, and considering the ability to pay per MBit. My question is, what kind of ATM QoS is most appropriate for this kind of service? Even if I'm dealing with UBR at the NAP itself, my path from here to the NAP across my ATM provider's network may require some better QoS than UBR. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, -- Reid Knuttila Network Engineer Onvoy