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Re: MPLS VPNs or not?

  • From: Vijay Gill
  • Date: Tue Aug 07 12:24:33 2001

--On Tuesday, August 07, 2001 12:03 -0400 Christian Kuhtz <[email protected]> wrote:

Any new technology has glitches, which are typically resolved over time.
That's an operational reality, too.  That's why there are precautions in
place to prevent meltdowns, which start with testing and safety
break-aways of your network to prevent meltdowns.. it's either time to
come up with them or not  participate in the risk.  That's a choice you
make, but not a thumbs up or  thumbs down on the value or effectiveness
of a given technology or  architecture.  They certainly influence each
This is a pretty good summing up but I have always fallen on the
conservative side of the the continuing operational cost/benefit tradeoff.
Some folks will feel that this approach to mpls vpn yields an acceptable number, some will not.

I strongly encourage the competition to deploy this (tm MO). Maybe it'll be all good, and I'll be eating crow, won't be for the first time.