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Re: MAE West
From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra () scfn thpl lib fl us>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 15:12:56 -0400

On Mon, Jul 14, 1997 at 11:48:31AM -0700, Stephen Stuart wrote:
For example, (and yes, I know there's a world of difference) a MLPPP
link is at (effectively) layer 2 (if not 1.5), and if one side of the
link drops, the other side will carry what it can.

That is what happens within an aggregate. The multi-link PPP channel
corresponds to an "aggregate" in the terminology that I am using. 

Ok.  Got that.

The topic being discussed is not what happens within an aggregate, but
what happens when two aggregates are using. This would be akin to
having two multi-link PPP connections (each constructed out of some
number of physical links).

Ok, then a fair description of the problem is that "circuits cannot be
aggregated across multiple switch chassis".  And that's not, in and of
itself, bad component design.

However, it pretty apparently limits the ability to make the best use
of your circuits in your system design...

or Mae West wouldn't have taken last Friday morning off.

-- jra
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