Re: [NTISP] Frame Relay question

Sam Lowe ( (no email) )
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 07:57:24 -0600

I keep forgetting there are many different locales represented here.
Forgive me.

Frame relay works much like the internet. Users connect to the cloud and
are given logical addresses (refered to as DLCIs). The provider sets up a
PVC based on the user and their circuits. The DLCIs allow the router at one
end to know how to connect to the router at the other end.

FR is typically used to permit several users to connect and share
information with each other and is very cost effective in many instances.
Once you are connected to the cloud, you could let other users access you in
this manner. It would be a one time cost for you, but you might have to
increase the bandwidth on your end if you get multiple clients using it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny Sinang <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1998 1:22 AM
Subject: Re: [NTISP] Frame Relay question

>>Why frame relay to one site, and only 128K to boot? Also, in many
>>you can buy a 0K CIR and get great performance. Has he considered ISDN?
>Circuit costs here are high. And you have to add to this the 128 Kbps port
>charges ISP's like me bill him. It's not exactly cheap as it is in the US.
>He is in the province and ISDN isn't available there. In fact, even here in
>the capital city of the Philippines (Metro Manila), ISDN is available in
>portion of the city only. And I'm not in that part of town.
>- Danny
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Danny Sinang <>
>>To: NTISP <>
>>Date: Monday, December 14, 1998 4:06 PM
>>Subject: [NTISP] Frame Relay question
>>>A customer wants to get a Frame Relay connection to our site (and only to
>>>our site). He is thinking of a 128 Kbps line with a 64K CIR.
>>>Now I don't know much about Frame Relay, so please bear with my
>>>Aside from needing a leased line carrier who offers Frame Relay services,
>>>what equipment do I need ? Do I also need a Frame Relay switch on my end
>>>Or can a Cisco 2501 do the job ?
>>>- Danny Sinang
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