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Re: A call for the future. Was: Re: Verio Decides what parts ofthe internet to drop
> Now, given that there are ~4.3B ip addresses, given memory >consumption of lets say 512 bytes per ip, you're talking about 2.1Tb >of memory if you were to do allow every 32 bit ip to be routed >seperateley. 2.1 terabytes...wow. but think about it this way: if you did manage to build such a beast, a route cache would not be needed, as route lookups would all be O(1). :) actually...if you *did* manage such a thing, you could get the memory usage down a lot, since you'd just need to store next hop for each ip address, and not so much stuff about linked lists and stuff. -- |-----< "CODE WARRIOR" >-----| [email protected] * "ah! i see you have the internet [email protected] (Andrew Brown) that goes *ping*!" [email protected] * "information is power -- share the wealth."