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RE: multi-homing fixes
|> From: Jonathan Disher [mailto:[email protected]] |> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 1:11 AM |> |> > A BGP route seems to take approximately 155 bytes (based |> on "show ip |> > route summary" on a convenient GSR; YMMV). So a singe BGP |> route, at |> > $1000 per 128 meg (that is, at the absurd markup a vendor might |> > charge), you're looking 1/8 of a cent per route per router. That |> > doesn't count memory for a separate forwarding table; still, we're |> > not talking about a billable amount per router. |> |> You've forgotten CPU time (I've heard stories from my boss, |> who swear's |> he's older than dirt, of the days when people used to pay |> five, even ten |> whole dollars (wow Wally!) for the privilege of sitting in front of a |> teletype to type things in and get stuff spit out), |> $neteng's time to sit |> and type "sh ip rou x.y.z.0" or "sh ip bgp regexp xxxxx" to |> check for the |> existence of the prefix, and the labor to prepare, print, |> and mail the |> bill. The stamp alone, for a US destination, is a whole 34 cents! |> |> </sarcasm!> hehe Along with micro-allocations comes the issue of micro-payments. It costs ten times the face amount to cut a 50 cent check.