Re: Ethernet ring


Dan Lynch (LYNCH@A.ISI.EDU)
Thu 31 Mar 88 23:46:44-EST


Alex, Thanks for the excellent tutorial on the difference between
layer 2 and layer 1! (or have I messed up the numbers???) It continues
to amaze me how innovative people can figure out how to maximize
things for new situations. In the last few weeks I have seen
references to "brouters" (bridge/router -- level 2/level 3 animals).
I get the feeling that the primorial ooze of networking (or distributed
computation) is still in the fermentation stage and is not "ready for
drinking".

Anyway, Steve, you got "lucky" ("smart" is more accurate because Steve
know there was a resource out there, somewhere) because Alex chimed in.

Dan
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