gigabit router (was Re: Getting a "portable" /19 or /20)
mdz at csh.rit.edu
Thu Apr 12 14:02:50 UTC 2001
On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 05:16:15PM -0400, Kavi, Prabhu wrote:
> Vendors have known how to solve this problem for many years.
> Failure to do so is a poor implementation and has nothing to do
> with centralized forwarding being better/worse than distributed
It _does_ show that distributed forwarding will be significantly more complex
and more difficult to implement. I am not arguing that distributed forwarding
is a bad thing; on the contrary, it has a logical and demonstrated performance
benefit. However, it comes with a cost in overall system complexity.
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