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Knock... knock.. anyone using SMDS?

Knock... knock.. anyone using SMDS?

Knock... knock.. anyone using SMDS?

Knock... knock.. anyone using SMDS?  We have over 300 routers in our clouds running IPX and IP. Mostly fully meshed and unstable to beat the band.. one of my on going projects

Mike S

"Diplomacy; the art of saying 'nice doggie' till you can find a rock" Wynn Catlin

RE: Knock... knock.. anyone using SMDS?

Yes, there are several customers in SBC/Pac Bell, Bell South, and Ameritech that use SMDS. The problem with SMDS is that there isn't an Interexchange Carrier that offers the service anymore. MCI used to offer the DXI verson, while SBC offers both version, SIP and DXI.

RE: Knock... knock.. anyone using SMDS?


i dont use it but im wondering if you could share details about your application


RE: Knock... knock.. anyone using SMDS?

SMDS was a precursor to ATM and was the first cell base WAN protocol offered by some RBOC's. MCI was the only major IEC that offered the service but has since stopped offering it. Some of the RBOC have stopped offering the service as well and are just maintaining current customers because the PUC won't let stop supporting their current customers. To be perfectly honest, the customers that have it love it, but it does have its limitations. SBC/Pacific Bell still has a SMDS network and if you want more detail information you might want to give them a call or read up on it a little.


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