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Re: Anyone using?
When CISCO announced their new router-switch products, they said _it do not support BGP in the first versions_. And I had impression _they positioned this boxes for the corporate networks only_, through I do not know which corporate network need to keep such _gigabit_ traffic (the only example I know are video-content--providers and new Voice-over-data telephone services. As a matter of facts, I think they (big router vendors) are moving from the Internet toward the corporate customers. And this make a free space for the new router vendors available... On Fri, 29 Oct 1999, Simon Lockhart wrote: > Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:18:44 +0100 > From: Simon Lockhart <[email protected]> > To: Alex P. Rudnev <[email protected]> > Cc: Timothy Brown <[email protected]>, [email protected] > Subject: Re: Anyone using? > > > >Let me change your question a little... > > > >Most hw vendors announces now intergared router-switches (CISCO > >NORTEL, etc); usially it is very fast but limited-features devices. > > > >The question - is anyone using such devices in the production networ? In > >the ISP network? > > We were close to getting some for our network, but were unable to get any > hard facts about people who are using them as "backbone" or "border" > routers. In the end, we've decided to go with Cisco GSR's. > > The flaws we tended to find were with not enough enough memory to hold > full routing tables, or a limit on the number of route entries. Another > flaw was mentioned with regard to the route caching - something about > needing to hold in table of which IP addresses were on which port (usual > switch behaviour). > > Simon > > -- > Simon Lockhart | Tel: 01737 839676 > Senior R&D Engineer, Online | Fax: 01737 839665 > BBC Research & Development | Email: [email protected] > Kingswood Warren, Tadworth, Surrey. | URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/ > > > > Aleksei Roudnev, Network Operations Center, Relcom, Moscow (+7 095) 194-19-95 (Network Operations Center Hot Line),(+7 095) 230-41-41, N 13729 (pager) (+7 095) 196-72-12 (Support), (+7 095) 194-33-28 (Fax)