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[Fwd: RE: Does Ten-Gigabit Ethernet need fault tolerance?]


1. "Are you suggesting that Fault Tolerance is a requirement for 10 Gig
Ethernet or for all Ethernet?"

   A thousand times NO. Normally in commercial LAN Data Links fault
tolerance is NOT
provided, it is just to expensive. If an individual customer desires
fault tolerance
and or redundancy he or she provides it by way of redundant links, which
are controlled
by upper layer Bridging and Routing protocols. This provides a much more
cost effective

Thomas Dineen