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Re: Converged Networks Threat (Was: Level3 Outage)

  • From: vijay gill
  • Date: Thu Feb 26 09:06:59 2004

On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 11:28:09AM +0000, [email protected] wrote:
> > 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 doomed to using outdated technology at inflated prices.

Tell you what Michael, build me some of those, have it pass my labs
and I'll give you millions in business. Deal? 

Let me draw it out here: 

Step 1: Buy box
Step 2: Install Click Modular Router Software
Step 3: Profit