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Re: MPLS VPNs or not?

  • From: Travis Pugh
  • Date: Wed Aug 08 12:44:55 2001

> At one time, UUNET's traffic was simply outrunning the
> ability of L3 routers to keep up.  Their choices were to:

That does invite a companion observation: at one time, I could reasonably
guess that their traffic was outrunning the ability of Layer 2 ATM switches
to keep up, as ATM switch vendors have lagged well behind the curve in OC48
and OC192 trunk capability, and IP router vendors haven't even put OC48 ATM
linecards on the market.