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Re: routing meltdown

  • From: Yakov Rekhter
  • Date: Fri Aug 11 16:46:52 1995


> Of course, but the server condenses all of the paths it learns at the XP
> to just one path per prefix learned at the XP, thus significantly
> reducing the load on the router: now the router has several times fewer
> paths to choose from and store in memory.

The amount of saving depends entirely on the average number of paths per 
destination at the XP. Perhaps some empirical data in this area would help
to quantify the possible gain.