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Re: [nanog] Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access
From: Vadim Antonov <avg () pluris com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 11:22:28 -0800 (PST)
Paul Vixie wrote:
Nobody in their right mind would sell T1 to every customer and do 1000:1
overcommit of their transit links without some kind of bandwidth shaping.
Well, i strongly doubt anyone would need to do that. Right now, there's
enough long-haul fiber capacity in US to provide _all_ current Internet
customers with full T-1s.
Some carriers (Qwest for example) are already in terabit range in terms
of raw capacity. Switching capacity is an entirely different beast :)
Caching is not a panacea; it is not going to reduce traffic by even an
order of magnitude. Simply put, the diversity is way too high. A year
worth of Internet growth...
I would rather think of cacheing as means to reduce load on very popular
servers, not as something crucial to fixing backbone capacity problems.
- Re: [nanog] Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access Vadim Antonov (Jan 23)