sell shell accounts?

David Whipple dwhipple at
Sat Jul 20 00:28:43 UTC 1996

What BGP issues are you talking about? As I understand it, The Netstar
gigarouter simply runs gated (sort of).  So you have the standard issues
beween gated 
and Cisco, but that's it.

David Whipple.

>From: 	Karl Denninger, MCSNet[SMTP:karl at]
>Sent: 	Friday, July 19, 1996 2:34 PM
>To: 	freedman at
>Cc: 	vansax at; richards at; agislist at;
>nanog at
>Subject: 	Re: sell shell accounts?
>> Nope, remember - there is no magic.  Any mesh of PVCs that one makes
>> over a switched network must reflect the toplogy of that network, and
>> one can set up a matching set of active routing sessions and route
>> weights which will cause traffic to flow the same way.
>> Yes, the switches are a bit faster and have less to do. Data moves through 
>> them in a few ms less per point.  But as you said (and as I said in our
>> discussion in NYC), relative to any distance, the speed of light guarantees
>> that you won't notice the difference.
>> The question is:  Will there be routers available that can make IP
>> routing decisions based on 40-60kroutes and move 2-3 OC3s worth of 
>> bidirectional traffic?  The building of the configs to have a routed
>> network work the same as a switched ATM one can be automated, but it's
>> true that it *can be* easier to see what's going on in a large-scale 
>> switched network.
>> Avi
>Uh, yes.  Like today.
>See NetStar (recently acquired by ASCEND).
>Their hardware does nothing *slower* than DS-3 right now, and updates the
>route forwarding table 20x/second. :-)
>This thing is a monster, and will make the so-called "state of the art"
>7513s look like dogmeat when in full production (presuming the BGP issues
>get completely resolved).
>Coming soon to a network near you.
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