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Re: NAP/ISP Saturation WAS: Re: Exchanges that matter...
At 3:25 PM -0500 12/19/96, David Miller wrote: >Would someone please tell me just why icmp echos are "cpu intensive"? > >Yes, I know they're in software. So what? A PC can respond to an >ethernet loaded with them with a trivial percentage of it's CPU cycles. a loaded ethernet is not the problem, a dozen OC3's worth of traffic is the challenge. Please let us not digress the NANOG list into "router design 101" again. thanks, dave - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -