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Re: When IPv6 ... if ever?
Charles and others; Thank you very much for the information. > > As for the performance issue, can someone give me a pointer > > to *INEXPENSIVE* NAT box which can operate at 100Mbps, or better, > > 1Gbps? > > Inexpensive can be a pretty loose term. Oops, sorry. As you might know, with Ethernet, the cost of a 100Mbps OE is about $200, pair of which will be used for each subscriber. (I'm overestimating the cost of OE by not assuming a dedicated hardware) So, a 100Mbps NAT box should costs $100 or, maybe, $200. Actually, 100Mbps case is not very realistic, because of the management cost. A 1Gbps NAT box may be shared by 100 subscribers and may cost $10000 or, maybe, $20000. > > I was asked by ISPs which are beginning to offer 100Mbps Ethernet service > > to subscribers. > > They probably have a little cash then... They have little cash to be spent on equipments provided for each subscriber and replaced two years later. > > My guess is that there is none. > > This product, while primarily a firewall, demonstrates that doing NAT and > firewalling (lots of shared code there, see IPFilter) on an ASIC makes for > a much cheaper solution than FW-1 on a big Sun Ultra-something... Hmmmm, $109,000 seems to be too expensive. > Anyhow they claim lots of sessions: Each subscriber won't need so many sessions. Masataka Ohta