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Re: Another UUNET Explanation
From: Alex Rubenstein <alex () nac net>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 22:33:07 -0400 (EDT)

This is not exactly true. Frame Relay -- if designed properly, and with
good frame switches -- can be - IMHO - 10's of times better. 

Frame Relay allows yout he ability to psuedo-directly connection various
pop's together, and gives that clean appearance of a 'no-hop' back bone. 
Why route when you can switch? 

On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Robert Bowman wrote:

layer 2 vs. layer 3

tis like comparing a motorcyle to an automobile--both get you places
but in fairly different ways


I've noticed that several of the larger networks use frame-relay.

Why? Our experience with frame-relay with the local telco has had
mixed results.

What technical advantages does a frame-relay network have over an 
IP routed network?



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