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Re: Hello, MAE-East?!
On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, Mike Gibbs wrote: > According to the techs at MFS, the NEW design is five gigaswitches > plugging into one gigaswitch. No one will be plugged into this switch, > that is giga6. The problem accuring at Mae-East now sits on its hardware. > With this design, giga6 must switch more traffic then its backplane can > handle. This causes packet-loss, and annoyed customers. DECs switches > seem to have a limited spanning-tree, so they can't have two gigaswitchs > for bridges and split the load between them. Again, this is what I got > from talking to their techs. Supposedly DEC and MFS are working these > problems out. I agree it is a bad design, but it should be able to handle the traffic. I check the DEC www page, and they say the backplane can handle 3.6 gb/s. -Nathan