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Re: The Gorgon's Knot. Was: Re: Verio Peering Question
From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer () gitoyen net>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 13:54:33 +0200

On Friday 28 September 2001, at 20 h 6, 
"Joseph T. Klein" <jtk () titania net> wrote:

Yeah right. I suggest you look at real world loaded 7200s. They have
problems with full routing tables.

I don't know, I don't use Ciscos and I don't regret it.

Any Taiwan-made PC can swallow much more. The limit is not clear but is
certainly far away from us.

I want to you to put a couple of channelized DS-3s, an ATM OC12c,
and a POS OC48c to your backbone plus all the BGP peers you can sign
up at AADS on a PC.

Come on, I did not say that a PC can handle everything, just that it can 
handle easily 100k routes.

I don't know the limit but neither do you (did you try the funny experiment 
you suggest or are you just guessing?) The only thing I'm sure, because I run 
it daily, is that 100k routes is not a lot for today's machines.

The black and white simplicity expressed by people on this forum is

The ability of some people to continue the discussion about the "routing table 
explosion" legend as if we were still in a world of 64 mega-bytes routers 
(with a Motorola 68020) is unbelievable.

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