[time-nuts] French Time offset

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Wed Mar 18 13:55:51 EDT 2009


"Lux, James P" <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> Things get done for funny reasons: After all, the physical size of France is
> why ATM "cells" (packets) are 53 bytes (48 byte payload) instead of either 32
> byte or 64 byte payloads.

Huh?  Can you please elaborate?  I thought the 48 octets of payload were
a compromise between the camp that wanted 32 and the camp that wanted 64.

MS,
who has implemented the whole ATM/AAL5 stack in software (looking at
cell headers and all) for SDSL.




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