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Internet Core Routing - Ethernet
Recently there was a string about L3 Switches in the core. I really don't like this string because I belive it reflects NANOG in a very bad light and I'm going to speak up here.
1. Why are you talking about vendors when you should be talking about technology on this list. Just like the charters. I would recommend to NANOG "if you disagree, say nay" that any post to NANOG with a vendor name in it be sent to the vendor for comment before being posted to the list. Just my 2 cents here.
2. Ethernet is the technology. If you don't see it, you are blind. Let's talk about Internet core routing in those terms. Sure, all vendors suck, but some suck WAY more than others. I think we all know the names. I would love to be challenged on my knowledge of ethernet as a network engineer. I know way more than I ever did about token ring. Wake up. How many routes can vendor X support with IBGP Nailed Routes? What is the convergence time for 100,000 routes? Does vendor Z have wire-speed ACL,s, PBR, MPLS? 10GigE? How much does that cost? Does vendor Y have any reference customers? Let me see the video? How do I manage CAM? I think we all know who the strong vendors are. There are a few that will be around for awhile.
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