Faster 'Net growth rate raises fears about routers

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Mon Apr 2 13:03:10 UTC 2001

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Mon, 02 April 2001, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> > *shakes head* people keep forgetting this. Do you guys also
> > think you can solve the internets problems by adding more bandwidth?
> The Internet has long practiced the "just-in-time,"
> "solve-only-the-current-problem" style of network engineering.  If
> we can solve the internet's problems for a few more years by adding
> more bandwidth, why do something more complex?
> Yeah, OSI/ISO, IPV6, ATM/MPLS etc solve several problems the Internet
> doesn't have yet.  But until that time, gun the engine and ram the
> envelope.  It may not be elegant, but it gets today's job done.

Because it tends to get people into the "Hrm, can just fudge it with
$BLAH for now" frame of mind, and they stop looking long-term.

Finding the balance between short-term and long-term is currently
my hobby. :-)


Adrian Chadd		"The fact you can download a 100 megabyte file
<adrian at>  from half way around the world should be viewed
			    as an accident and not a right."
					-- Adrian Chadd and Bill Fumerola

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