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RE: a new way to do anonymity
From: Johnathan Corgan <[email protected]>
One of the lessons learned in the years-long debate between the
telco folks pushing synchronous time-division multiplexing point to
point circuit switches and the data folks pushing variable length
packet-switched broadcast medium networks is that fixed length
packets can give you both TDM and statistical multiplexing.
There's an important difference here. Namely, the telco/ATM folks
were building hardware from scratch and we're not. We're layering on
top of an existing Internet routing environment.
This doesn't mean that your point is wrong, but that it may no longer
be true when the base layer is IP. I'm not familiar enough with the
ATM arguments to know whether they're still valid in this other