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Re: Scalability issues in the Internet routing system

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Tue Oct 18 13:35:20 2005

On Oct 18, 2005, at 12:46 PM, Andre Oppermann wrote:

I'm not talking about BGP here but the actual forwarding on the line
card or wherever it happens for any particular architecture. The ASIC
thingie. It has to do longest-match lookups for every packet that comes
in to figure out the egres interface.
Depends on the way the FIB is engineered.