• Subject: Re: Frame Relay - How much bandwidth is enough?
  • From: "Denis Robitaille" <DRobitaille@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 13:44:39 -0500

We use frame relay extensively. The amount of bandwith is dependent on a lot of 
factor (we have location that go from 56k to T1).

We deal with worldcom (formely mci). We have a lot of delay to get installation 
but we are told that this is a wide spread problem in the US (I work for a 
canadian own company).

I presume that you are using "green screen" application. If so, you are in luck 
(at least at the telecom level). Green screen application do not take that much 
bandwith.

How manu user are located at the remote location?

Will you use the link for other things (HTTP, Email ...)

Also, look at the MRTG freeware

http://ee-staff.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/nt-guide.html

It allows you to monitor the usage of your bandwith. It's a muste have and it 
is free.

Denis Robitaille
Directeur services techniques
Cascades Inc
819 363 5187
fax 819 363 5177


>>> echabot@marlinfirearms.com 01/16/01 12:07pm >>>
I am currently tasked with setting up a sister company so they can run off
of our AS/400.  We are leaning toward frame relay and my first (probably of
many) question is this.  Are there any rules of thumb or tools that help
determine how much bandwidth is enough?  All the vendors obviously want to
sell you as much as they can and we don't want to "over" buy.  Also, has
anyone had good luck/experiences with a particular vendor, or more
importantly bad luck/experience?  Thanks in advance.

Ed Chabot
The Marlin Firearms Company
100 Kenna Drive
North Haven, CT 06473
(203)985-3254

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