A call for the future. Was: Re: Verio Decides what parts ofthe internet to drop

Dean Anderson dean at av8.com
Wed Dec 8 23:24:30 UTC 1999

Around 03:09 PM 12/8/1999 -0800, rumor has it that Randy Bush said:
>reality check:
>if you had 100TB of on-ASIC SRAM you would still be screwed.  you can't
>afford the PER-PACKET LATENCY of telco number style portability REFERRAL.
>once again: ip is a connectionless protocol.  each packet is potentially a
>new route.

Potentially, but not really.

>telcos don't mind a second or two in call setup, because it is CALL SETUP,
>not 42 times a second.

Call setups do not take a second or two. Call setups that traverse 50 switches take a second or two.

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