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Re: Are SW upgrades needed in MPLS core networks?
Rubens Kuhl Jr. wrote:
There is another factor at play here which is memory bandwidth at the lookup engine. If you have to look deeper into the packet than you can accomplish by using single spin trough the thing that fetches x bit wide words from the packet, you�ll effectively half your packet rate.
Doing 8+1+1+1+1+... would seem wasteful for IPv6 with the current address allocation scheme, are you sure that�s what�s used for IPv6 too?