gigabit router (was Re: Getting a "portable" /19 or /20)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
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
> forwarding. 

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.

 - mdz

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