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Re: NAP/ISP Saturation WAS: Re: Exchanges that matter...
> > On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, Tony Li wrote: > > > You should be more specific about _why_ you want a MUCH bigger CPU. IMHO, > > the box needs more packet switching capacity (and more backplane > > bandwidth), but there's enough CPU there for the OS. > > Recomputing larger route tables, especially OSPF. Tunneling. > Encryption. Acess list filtering. Finer grain accounting (I'd love to see > usage stats for each interface over a day or so right from the router). > And most important to me, not becoming unusuable during a major routing > change. well, there is netflow. not quite the granularity you're probably looking for but it helps. and since frontier has signed an exclusive deal with cisco i suspect they might start moving more of the "probe" functionality into the routers and switches. the cat5k now supports a mini-rmon in the box. -brett - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -