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Re: The Gorgon's Knot. Was: Re: Verio Peering Question
At 14:12 -0700 28-09-2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Sean M. Doran wrote:So we should throw away all the 7200s and similar routers today because they are in the way of growing numbers of long prefixes, replacing them with new routers manufactured since the time of the above-mentioned lesson? And when shall we throw away the 12000s and similar routers (or components thereof) because they are underpowered in the face of routing-table growth, compared to well-established alternatives?Still using an 8086 for a desktop? Obsolences does happen....
If it happens faster then you amortize the cost of capital then your investors will go elsewhere. This is not 1999. Money is no longer cheap. Business plans need to be profitable. Spending millions of dollars on a new set of core routers on less than a 3 year cycle can lead to low stock prices, de-listing and possible bankruptcy.. Economic reality does happen .... -- Joseph T. Klein +1 414 915 7489 Senior Network Engineer email@example.com Adelphia Business Solutions firstname.lastname@example.org "... the true value of the Internet is its connectedness ..." -- John W. Stewart III