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Re: outside the box Was: The Gorgon's Knot.
From: "Joseph T. Klein" <jtk () titania net>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 21:41:22 +0000


At 15:56 -0500 28-09-2001, Dave O'Shea wrote:

I guess the model that comes to mind is something like MAE-West, which
at one time was using something like a pair of Sparc-20's to handle
several hundred various BGP sessions, and left the packet shuffling to
hardware that was designed for the purpose.

I don't think the route server can do hundreds of BGP sessions.

I belive the route servers have problems with more than 60 BGP
sessions. The limitation is a function of CPU power, memory, and bus
architecture.

Jeff Haas is the guy to talk to about realistic models for route
servers.
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Joseph T. Klein                                         +1 414 915 7489
Senior Network Engineer                                 jtk () titania net
Adelphia Business Solutions                joseph.klein () adelphiacom com

    "... the true value of the Internet is its connectedness ..."
                                                 -- John W. Stewart III


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