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Re: OMB: IPv6 by June 2008
It's chiken and egg problem. They do not have 4 Gb, because they do not need it_now_. techbnically it is not a problem even today. Small RAID systems have 1 Gb RAM easily. Line cards do not need so much memory - they can always cache routing tables. Just again - it is not _technical_ problem. IPv6 addressed problem which do note exists in reality. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher L. Morrow" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Alexei Roudnev" <email@example.com> Cc: "NANOG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Brad Knowles" <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 11:12 PM Subject: Re: OMB: IPv6 by June 2008 > > > randy already asked for a kibosh on the lunacy here... I agree, it'd be > nice, but... > > On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Alexei Roudnev wrote: > > > > > You do not need to - any router have only `1 - 10% of all routing table > > active, and it is always possible to optimize these alghoritms. > > > > and routing vendor's haven't already done some optomizing you think? > > > On the other hand - what's wrong with 4Gb on line card in big core router? > > oh, please please name the router vendor that has 4gb of 'ram' > (tcam/fpga/asic-'memory') on the 'linecard'. Oh, can't come up with one? > One wonders why that is? If the solution were as simple as: "Joe, add > 1.21jigawatts of memory to the linecard so we can support +1M routes" > Don't you think the vendor would have done this to get people to stop > bitching at them? > > > It's cheap enough, even today. And we have not 1,000,000 routes yet. > > > > In YOUR network you don't... I'd venture to guess there are quite a few > very large networks with +1M routes in them today. > > remember though, I'm the chemical engineer... and I was trained to MAKE > the crack cocaine...