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Re: Level3 Question

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Sat Nov 12 00:12:08 2005

On Nov 11, 2005, at 5:19 PM, Wayne E. Bouchard wrote:

I think, however, that this will be less dramatic than other
things. This is a "relatively" simple software change. The one thing
it *will* do is make sure that all the old hardware out there that
runs BGP won't work anymore and have to be updated. This is arguably a
good thing. Also remember that this is still some time away. Getting
ever closer, but still a future event.
Given the presentation at the last NANOG, the "old" routers running 16-bit code / hardware / ASICs can just keep going for a very long time.

Or did I miss some important point?