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Eugen Leitl
Tue, 11 Mar 2003 15:35:54 +0100 (CET)

I *told* you to stay out of the mushroom ring. See what you've got us 
into? Little people magic!

On 21 Nov 2002 wrote:

> GBit/FastEthernet switches are not routers. They can do trees,
> but not meshes. Optical connects allow galvanic potential separation
> and cover ~km distances at data rates 0.1-10 GBps. NIC MACs can 
> be set to arbitrary values. The address space is 6 Bytes (48 bits), 
> that's ballpark one address/m^2 of total Earth surface.
> Q: Assuming we want to go geographic routing on a mesh of switches,
> how much effort does it take to patch current switches to handle 
> wire-speed geographic routing? I understand the cheap stuff uses 
> ASICs, anyone knows what current GBit Ethernet switches have inside?