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RE: [EFM] 1 Gbps != 999.9 Mbps

And how about the ICMP and IGMP traffic from the same CPE devices?


-----Original Message-----
From: Francois Menard [mailto:fmenard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 6:05 AM
To: 'Denton Gentry'; bob.barrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: 'stds-802-3-efm'
Subject: RE: [EFM] 1 Gbps != 999.9 Mbps

Or for that matter, what about ARP traffic unsolicited from my CPE
devices ?


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Denton
Sent: September 26, 2001 3:12 PM
To: bob.barrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: stds-802-3-efm
Subject: [EFM] 1 Gbps != 999.9 Mbps

> Service providers have a desire to offer a full 1GE service and not 
> use any of it's bandwidth for OAM. The rule of conservation of 
> bandwidth means the OAM needs to go somewhere other then in the 
> bandwidth reserved for the 1GE payload. I take it as read that 100% 
> utilisation of a 1GE is unlikely, but that is not the point. The point

> is that service providers want to offer 1GE service period, not a 
> 999.9Mbit service.

  Does the existence of the Mac Control PAUSE frame therefore make
Ethernet unsuitable for service providers?

Denton Gentry
Dominet Systems