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Re: Links on the blink - what will/should mci & sprint do?
On Sat, 18 Nov 1995, Sean Doran wrote: > > | Sounds like there is a need for a good ip switch. Something simple, > | very fast, and low cost that you can download "static" routes to. > > It's called an SSP. And the problem on the net isn't with SSP's. The problem is that the routing tables are NOT static. Switching is working fine, but the size of the routing tables (CIDRize or die!) and the constant change in the routing tables are the problem. Note that CIDRizing also reduces the amount of change in the routing tables by replacing a set of potentially varying routes with an unvarying aggregate. Even building a mondo box to handle huge routing tables and lots of changes is not enough to solve the problem because there there is also the protocol problem whereby routers communicate these route changes to one another. This limits the number of BGP peering sessions that are practical. Of course, most people here already know this but for those who are trying to understand what is going on, I hope my brief explanation helps. Michael Dillon Voice: +1-604-546-8022 Memra Software Inc. Fax: +1-604-542-4130 http://www.memra.com E-mail: email@example.com