[lug] A question!
chrism at peakpeak.com
Tue Feb 8 18:22:41 MST 2000
>Isn't every network a "contention system?"
No. Fast-ethernet (100FD) is not. T1 lines are not, etc. It's how
you hook them together that creates the 'neck.
There are low-level hardware topologies designed to avoid contention.
If you design networks to scrub that then that's a design choice.
> It's all a matter of where
>the contention is. I.e. with cable modems, the link from your
>neighborhood to the backend is the "bottleneck" or contention area.
>Where, with DSL, the phone company has the contention (from the phone co
>to the various ISP's; i.e. with the USWest 'spoke' model, the contention
>would be at USWest, the center of the "wheel").
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]On
> > Behalf Of carter s johnson
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 6:24 AM
> > To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> > Subject: Re: [lug] A question!
> > Since cable modems are a contention system, your download speeds will
> > vary based upon the number of users active on each node. Since this is
> > the early stage of the service, there's probably not too much competition
> > for the bandwidth in any given area, yet.
> > Carter S. Johnson
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