Core router bakeoff?

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Thu May 7 21:33:03 UTC 1998

Gregory Mirsky writes:
> Perry, may I ask why you exclude Bay and 3Com? Any particular bad
> experience from the previous life?

I've only actually had bad experience with Bay stuff -- 3Com isn't
even in the running for the most part -- the software doesn't even
pretend to be able to do the job for a backbone.

> And Rob, it you're building a backbone I'd add Ascend's GRF to the list.

Actually, I rather like the architecture of the GRF, though I must
admit to have never tried one out. I've heard some good things and
they might be worth a test or two.


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