"2M today, 10M with no change in technology"? An informal survey.

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Wed Aug 29 22:48:43 UTC 2007

On Mon, 27 Aug 2007, David Conrad wrote:

> For a few more months.  What are upgrade cycles like again?  How common are 
> the MSFC2s?

I think we'll find out in a few months, when the "internet breaks" in a 
whole bunch of places where the admins aren't aware of this issue or 
operations have been downsized to the point that things are mostly on 
auto-pilot.  I'm guessing there are a good number of Sup2's in use, and 
that a good % of them think they're fine...as they have 512MB RAM and on 
the software based routers, that's plenty for current full BGP routes.

Anyone want to bet there will be people posting to nanog and cisco-nsp in 
a few months asking why either the CPU load on their Sup2's has suddenly 
shot up or why they keep noticing parts of the internet have gone 
unreachable?...oblivious to this thread.

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