Monday, September 06, 2004
Packet rings have generated plenty of arcane controversy concerning the best ways to handle Ethernet and other packet protocols over the ubiquitous metro fiber-ring topology. But with the new IEEE 802.17 technical standard firmly on the horizon, it’s time for vendors to prove they can make packet rings appeal to the Sonet- and TDM-dominated world of the big incumbents. In short, packet rings are about to grow up.
posted by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at 12:01 PM