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Re: exchange point media (was: Re: MAE-EAST Moving? ...)
From: Brandon Ross <bross () netrail net>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 22:35:32 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
On Wed, 14 Jun 2000 dhudes () hudes org wrote:
Isn't the push to MAE-ATM ?
Are there any other suggestions, other than ATM?
Gigabit ethernet sounds nice but the MTU of 1500 is really restricting
While there are certainly shortcomings to using GbE as a public exchange
infrastructure, I fail to see how a 1500 byte MTU has anything to do with
it. In every network I have ever seen, there have very, very rarely been
any packets larger than 1500 bytes.
The only case that I can think of where that becomes important is in a
MPLS exhange model where adding the label to large packets would cause
fragmentation or broken TCP sessions for the PMTUD challenged.
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