Core router bakeoff?

Robert Sanders rsanders at
Fri May 8 14:47:06 UTC 1998

>BTW, we are managing to get NetBSD to handle multiple ethernets at
>wire speed now that NetBSD-current has (still experimental) flow cache 
>code in it.

[perhaps erroneously supposing that the promise of new longevity for Unix
on commodity hardware as an edge packet forwarding engine is relevant to

I heard on the FreeBSD lists that NASA is sponsoring this work.  Does
anybody know the desired end product?  The release notes I saw seemed
biased towards host stack improvements, with the flow cache a notable
exception.  I'd kill for a decent low-cost , high-density 10/100 ethernet
traffic shaping device with functionality similar to Cisco's CAR or, dare
to dream, a Packeteer.

  -- Robert

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