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Re: The Gorgon's Knot. Was: Re: Verio Peering Question

  • From: Stephane Bortzmeyer
  • Date: Sun Sep 30 08:04:26 2001

On Friday 28 September 2001, at 20 h 6, 
"Joseph T. Klein" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Yeah right. I suggest you look at real world loaded 7200s. They have
> problems with full routing tables.

I don't know, I don't use Ciscos and I don't regret it.

> >Any Taiwan-made PC can swallow much more. The limit is not clear but is
> >certainly far away from us.
> I want to you to put a couple of channelized DS-3s, an ATM OC12c,
> and a POS OC48c to your backbone plus all the BGP peers you can sign
> up at AADS on a PC.

Come on, I did not say that a PC can handle everything, just that it can 
handle easily 100k routes.

I don't know the limit but neither do you (did you try the funny experiment 
you suggest or are you just guessing?) The only thing I'm sure, because I run 
it daily, is that 100k routes is not a lot for today's machines.

> The black and white simplicity expressed by people on this forum is
> unbelievable.

The ability of some people to continue the discussion about the "routing table 
explosion" legend as if we were still in a world of 64 mega-bytes routers 
(with a Motorola 68020) is unbelievable.