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RE: Data rate standards vs internal switching standards

I concur entirely.  

"KISS" and make up...

Rohit Sharma

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Bennett [mailto:mjbennett@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, August 05, 1999 12:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Data rate standards vs internal switching standards
> I think its time the WAN folks consider a call for interest 
> to do the SONET
> compatible standard separately from the LAN/MAN efforts.  
> This would allow
> consensus for a 10 Gbs MAC and we could move on.  Devendra 
> Tripathi alluded
> to this yesterday, although to give it an "honorable mention" 
> rather than
> make it standard.  I'm curious if others would support a 
> separate effort in
> hope that both groups could move forward.  I'm not opposed to a WAN
> standard, but it seems as though there is no end in sight for 
> a compromise,
> that is to choose either a 10 or Gbs data rate.  Some seem to be
> willing to sacrifice the simplicity and low cost of Ethernet 
> to get into
> the WAN market.  In my humble opinion as an end user of 
> Ethernet equipment,
> if we stray from that which has made Ethernet so successful to date it
> would negatively affect the future of Ethernet.  
> Mike Bennett