ATM on Linux?

alfred alfred at
Sat Jul 28 13:57:42 EST 2001

Yup, I have done some extensive work with AAL0 (well, AAL1 actually, but 
through the AAL0 interface under the ATM API). I used the Forerunner LE 
155MBps cards from Marconi. They are about $500AU a pop, but have a nice 
open chipset and are well supported.
Depends on what you want to actually do, but the ATM API under linux is 
pretty extensive, and various groups have implemented most of the common 
protocols used with ATM.

Bob Edwards wrote:

> Anyone doing ATM networking on Linux locally? Can anyone recommend a local
> (Australian) supplier of ATM cards that are supported on Linux? I'm looking
> for 45Mbps and Multi-Mode Fibre interface, but can probably manage anything
> else (155Mbps, UTP etc.).
> Should I be considering a dedicated ATM router/modem instead?
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.

Alfred Reynolds
alfred at

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