mae-west congestion

This started abruptly on about March 7th and has been consistently bad
since then. That is about the time BBN Planet started routing
everything there via AS1, but I have no idea of this is a significant
part of the problem. FWIW, MFS blames the load on the GIGAswitch,
although I don't see this indicated in the plots. They didn't give us
any estimate for improving the situation.

The load on the Gigaswitch as plotted in MFS' graphs doesn't seem to
have changed much over the interval before the FDDI started having
problems and after.

Who at MFS said the problem was the Gigaswitch?

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Stephen Stuart
Network Systems Laboratory
Digital Equipment Corporation