[sclug] Linux Firewalls and ADSL

Damion Yates damiony at rd.bbc.co.uk
Wed Jun 9 15:55:07 UTC 2004

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Roland Turner wrote:

> Mark wrote:
> > I don't know what your price budget is (looks slightly more
> > expensive than the average DSL)but this runs with 1:1 contention
> > ratio as opposed to the 50:1 ratio you typically get with DSL.
> (scepticism)
> Do you actually believe that:
> (a) Southern Electric is plugged directly into a/some first tier
> global backbone provider(s) (Level 3, UUNet, one or two others)
> rather than, say, BT
> and
> (b) the sum of their port speeds with that/those provider(s) is
> equal to or greater than the sum (i.e. 1:1 contention ratio) of the
> port speeds offered to all of their customers? (e.g. A mere 10,000
> customers with 500Kb/s connections would require cross-connects
> totalling a gob-smacking 5Gb/s.)

But that's nothing! we're adding to 10GE ports all over our network,
apparently some new broadband streaming will need it.  I assume all
the UK ISPs are ready for our output ;)

We tend to peak 2Gb/s sustained for a few hours throughout the day at
the moment.  :)


Damion Yates - Maiden House, Vanwall Business estate, Maidenhead
email: Damion.Yates at bbc.co.uk - phone: +44 (0) 1628 407759 (ex: 0137759)

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