Questions tagged [layer1]

For questions about the OSI layer-1 (physical layer).

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Regarding Physical Connectivity

I have questions regarding the following designs in my test lab: 1.Ethernet port of one switch is connected to TenGig port of the Firewall.Why would anyone do this(connecting Ethernet and Tengigabit ...
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What are the differences between the Optical Carrier (OC) and Synchronous Transport Mode (STM) protocols, in regards to SONET/SDH?

I understand that OC-3c and STM-1 are technically consistent, and STM-1 can transport different quantities of CEPT-N signals, but why not just use OC-3c and forget STM altogether? Edit: Originally ...