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Re: The Great Exchange

  • From: Michael Shields
  • Date: Fri May 29 19:20:09 1998

> As a router manufacturer i can assure you that keeping detailed
> transfer records at today backbone's speeds is totally infeasible.

Why would it need to be done at the backbone?

Isn't it possible to have a statistically valid sampling of packets
even at the highest speeds?  You'd know better than I would.  I hope
the answer is yes, because that is valuable data even if not used for
Shields, CrossLink.