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RE: sell shell accounts?
What BGP issues are you talking about? As I understand it, The Netstar gigarouter simply runs gated (sort of). So you have the standard issues beween gated and Cisco, but that's it. Thanks. David Whipple. >---------- >From: Karl Denninger, MCSNet[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] >Sent: Friday, July 19, 1996 2:34 PM >To: email@example.com >Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; >email@example.com >Subject: Re: sell shell accounts? > >> Nope, remember - there is no magic. Any mesh of PVCs that one makes >> over a switched network must reflect the toplogy of that network, and >> one can set up a matching set of active routing sessions and route >> weights which will cause traffic to flow the same way. >> >> Yes, the switches are a bit faster and have less to do. Data moves through >> them in a few ms less per point. But as you said (and as I said in our >> discussion in NYC), relative to any distance, the speed of light guarantees >> that you won't notice the difference. >> >> The question is: Will there be routers available that can make IP >> routing decisions based on 40-60kroutes and move 2-3 OC3s worth of >> bidirectional traffic? The building of the configs to have a routed >> network work the same as a switched ATM one can be automated, but it's >> true that it *can be* easier to see what's going on in a large-scale >> switched network. >> >> Avi > >Uh, yes. Like today. > >See NetStar (recently acquired by ASCEND). > >Their hardware does nothing *slower* than DS-3 right now, and updates the >route forwarding table 20x/second. :-) > >This thing is a monster, and will make the so-called "state of the art" >7513s look like dogmeat when in full production (presuming the BGP issues >get completely resolved). > >Coming soon to a network near you. > >-- >-- >Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - The Finest Internet Connectivity >http://www.mcs.net/~karl | T1 from $600 monthly; speeds to DS-3 available > | 23 Chicagoland Prefixes, 13 ISDN, much more >Voice: [+1 312 803-MCS1] | Email to "firstname.lastname@example.org" WWW: >http://www.mcs.net/ >Fax: [+1 312 248-9865] | Home of Chicago's only FULL Clarinet feed! > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -