Cisco's AIP vs HSSI

> This is also my understanding. I thought I saw some work being done
> on an enhanced DXI specification, (the interface between the router and
> the ATM DSU), but I think that, for the most part, not much work is
> being done with ATM DSU solutions today. ATM DSUs were largely
> developed as a quick-to-market solution for adding ATM functionality
> to routers, without the need for new router boards. Their time has passed.
> -tjs

  I don't think that HSSI was designed as a point solution
  until ATM came along. Couching your answers in the context
  of an ATM solution is presumption, or so it appears to me.


Are you talking about point-to-point ATM or just point-to-point applications
in general?

My wild-assed guess would be that about 45% of HSSI boards are running
point-to-point HDLC or PPP and 45% are running Frame, with the rest SMDS
and ATM and god knows what else.