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Re: Are SW upgrades needed in MPLS core networks?

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Fri Feb 06 12:22:36 2004

>> Based on the results it seems to be easy to conclude that about the
>> only reason to put IPv6 over [v4 over] MPLS on the networks (rather
>> than directly on top of the physical infrastructure) is due to the
>> other reason, because some vendors have sold crappy hardware which
>> does not support IPv6, or does not offer sufficiently good IPv6
>> performance.
> Even hardware with good IPv6 performance seems to forward at half the rate
> of IPv4/MPLS packets;

we call that crappy hardware