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Re: Are SW upgrades needed in MPLS core networks?

  • From: Rubens Kuhl Jr.
  • Date: Fri Feb 06 13:08:17 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
> > of IPv4/MPLS packets;
> we call that crappy hardware

Based on such point of view, non-crappy hardware would be: (blank) and
crappy hardware would be (blank), could you fill the blanks ?