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Re: Mirror list

On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 07:53:22PM -0800, lordSauron wrote:
> Well, since there's a need, I thought I'd just ask any who're
> interested to help me and alleviate some of my ignorance by helping
> with Wikipedia, most particularly at
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_Carrier  there isn't much of a
> article there.  Keep in mind that it's for those who want to, Lord
> Sauron won't force you : )

There's plenty of inaccurate information on that page and the linked
SONET page.

AFAIK, only OC-3, 12, 48, 192, 768 etc are used. The other numbers (256,
384, 1536) are made up, though they could exist in theory. The SONET
page lists other junk like OC-9, 12, 24, 96.

OC-n is not n * 51.8 MBit/sec; OC-n is actually (n/3) * 155.52, because
OC-3 is the base rate. OC-1 is the odd one out. The SONET page fails to 
explain this.

This is quite off-topic for this list.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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