RE: Data rate standards vs internal switching standards
I concur entirely.
"KISS" and make up...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Bennett [mailto:mjbennett@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, August 05, 1999 12:46 PM
> To: IEEE HSSG
> 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 9.xyz 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