NAP/ISP Saturation WAS: Re: Exchanges that matter...
Brett D. Watson
bwatson at genuity.net
Sun Dec 22 08:55:40 UTC 1996
> On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, Tony Li wrote:
> > You should be more specific about _why_ you want a MUCH bigger CPU. IMHO,
> > the box needs more packet switching capacity (and more backplane
> > bandwidth), but there's enough CPU there for the OS.
> Recomputing larger route tables, especially OSPF. Tunneling.
> Encryption. Acess list filtering. Finer grain accounting (I'd love to see
> usage stats for each interface over a day or so right from the router).
> And most important to me, not becoming unusuable during a major routing
well, there is netflow. not quite the granularity you're probably
looking for but it helps. and since frontier has signed an exclusive
deal with cisco i suspect they might start moving more of the "probe"
functionality into the routers and switches. the cat5k now supports
a mini-rmon in the box.
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