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When will 128M not be enough?

  • From: Christopher A. Woodfield
  • Date: Sat Jul 14 09:50:44 2001

Is there any research out there that tries to estimate how long it will be 
before BGP routers with 128M of RAM start to choke on the routing table? I 
know there are a lot of factors - the number of BGP peers, how much "other 
stuff" the router is doing, etc. - I'm really looking for a ballpark 
estimate, if one exists. 

I'm trying to convince someone NOT to use a Cisco 2650 for BGP 
multihoming, and my argument will, IMO, be a bit more effective if 
I can say "you'll need to replace it within X months/years"...


Christopher A. Woodfield		[email protected]

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