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Re: long distance gigabit ethernet

  • From: Jon Mansey
  • Date: Fri Mar 22 12:22:25 2002

Sorry if this is a naive question, but why would you want to do layer 2 over WAN distances anyways? Whats wrong with good old SONET, IP and routing? Do you have non-IP protocols to haul?


On Friday, March 22, 2002, at 09:02 AM, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 11:54:05AM -0500, Greg Pendergrass wrote:

Absolutely right, I don't care what's in between as long as I have GigE at
the end. Other options include using wave (too expensive), or ethernet over
MPLS (worth considering although latency may be too high for longer that
1000 miles).
Why would latency be too high? Just talk to one of the carriers who do
everything over MPLS, I'm sure they're more then interested in selling
some kind of "VPN services" (well someone in the company is at any rate,
most sales people would be flatly stumped and are more concerned with
trying to keep their jobs than finding you cheap longhaul anyways).

You might want to try isp-bandwidth, it's a list more suited for finding
specific services you can buy and specific sales weenies who will try and
sell it to you. I know I've seen the GigE long-haul transport subject come
up a couple time there...

Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]>
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