"routing table slots" and the real problem

Paul Ferguson pferguso at cisco.com
Sun Mar 2 18:46:48 UTC 1997

At 01:33 PM 3/2/97 -0500, Scott Bradner wrote:

>Mike says
>The REAL problem is the growing complexity of the ROUTING COMPUTATION,
>not the size of the resulting forwarding table.  even if routers
>had infinite memory, we would still be crushed by the routing
>computation if allowed to grow unchecked.
>and the frequency at which the computation must be done

Ah, yes. Absolutely.

- paul

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