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Re: Getting a "portable" /19 or /20

  • From: Greg Maxwell
  • Date: Tue Apr 10 19:02:16 2001

On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, Richard A. Steenbergen wrote:

> There is absolutily no (technical) reason that you cannot successfully
> "route" gigabit ethernet at line rate using off the shelf and extremely
> cheap PC technology and a bit of clue.

Yes there is. Cheap = 32bit/33MHz pci today which doesn't have sufficent
bandwidth for line-rate gigabit forwarding.