OSPF multi-level hierarch: side question

Steve Meuse smeuse at bbnplanet.com
Fri May 28 06:58:52 UTC 1999

At 03:33 PM 05/27/1999 -0700, Vadim Antonov wrote:
>Tony Li <tony1 at home.net> wrote:
>>I suspect that the main driver is not the amount of routing information
>>in the gross sense, but the scalability of the protocol as the number of
>>nodes increases.
>There's a better solution: decrease the number of nodes by replacing
>clusters with bigger boxes.  This has an additional advantage of reducing
>number of hops (and, consequently, latency variance).
>K.I.S.S. rulez :)

Side question:

At what point do we stop aggregating customers onto a single box? The
technology exists now to have hundreds if not thousands of customers on a
signle box, but, Do we want that many?


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