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Re: Telco's write best practices for packet switching networks

  • From: Ron da Silva
  • Date: Fri Mar 08 08:49:26 2002

On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 04:48:49AM +0000, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
> ...I don't think I can put it any more clearly. There has got
> to be a push from the USERS of this equipment (not just one user, all
> users) to get line rate, full packet filtering capability on ALL
> interfaces on EVERY router, everything from the smallest foundry or 1700
> to the largest 12416 or M160 or Avici. If users don't start asking for
> this 2 years ago it'll be another 4-5 years before its a reality. The
> vendors will NOT push forward on this without a significant cash incentive
> (like everyone saying: I need this so do it for me).

So it appears that we are in agreemnet after all!  :-)  (And we've been
saying the above for at least 4 years now...)