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Re: TCP session disconnection caused by Code Red?

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Mon Aug 06 16:58:39 2001

On Mon, 6 Aug 2001, mike harrison wrote:

> > Hmmm, a 7206 should surely be able to handle more than 600 packets per second
> > or am I wrong here? Our upstream E3 is currently used a maximum of 15Mbps and
> It's not the packets per second that seems to kill them, its
> the amount of arp cache and sessions (figure 600 packets per second, 
> each packet to a different host...Thats a lot of sessions in 5 minutes)

Curious, in that case consider null routing unused blocks, perhaps take
the opportunity to improve on subnet and vlan distribution to help the
null routing.