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Re: Converged Networks Threat (Was: Level3 Outage)

  • From: Michael.Dillon
  • Date: Thu Feb 26 06:31:34 2004

> Wouldn't it be great 
>if routers had the equivalent of 'User mode Linux' each process 
>handling a service, isolated and protected from each other.  The 
>physical router would be nothing more than a generic kernel handling 
>resource allocation.  Each virtual router would have access to x amount 
>of resources and will either halt, sleep, crash when it exhausts those 
>resources for a given time slice. 

This is possible today. Build your own routers using
the right microkernel, OSKIT and the Click Modular Router
software and you can have this. When we restrict ourselves
only to router packages from major vendors then we are 
doomed to using outdated technology at inflated prices.

--Michael Dillon