[rbridge] Synergy - (Was Use of 802.1ah Encaps)
Eric.Gray at marconi.com
Fri Dec 15 08:54:59 PST 2006
For good or bad, we don't live in a world ruled by
engineering goals. It is arguable that - if we did - we
would _almost_ have perfected the wheel by now...
(part of our earlier dialogue is included below
> > Greater synergy is always demonstrably possible if you're willing
> > to wait long enough.
> > That's - for example - why we only have one link-state routing
> > protocol, and why Ethernet was the one and only MAC-like format
> > for L2 frames ever to have been used.
> > What planet are we on? :-)
> As an engineer I have to ask the question. "Is this the best we can do?"
> So even though history has proven that multiple implementations often
> result the question has to be asked never the less.
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