sorry ... not cut through
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Wed May 15 14:20:13 PDT 2002
On Wed, 15 May 2002, Josip Loncaric wrote:
> Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > You said this backwards: cutthrough switches ought to be better on
> > latency.
> > Cut-through vs. store-and-forward ought not affect bandwidth at all.
> I'd second that -- and add that an important reason why people build
> store-and-forward switches despite (slightly) worse latencies is to
> filter out malformed packets. Isolating such failures can save the
> whole network from an expensive problem (e.g., lost business).
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