Route table growth and hardware to the filter

Andy Davidson andy at
Sun Sep 9 14:17:13 UTC 2007

On 9 Sep 2007, at 08:02, randal k wrote:
> This part here just boggles the mind. Not everybody out there that  
> needs full routes is pushing enough bandwidth to justify the cost  
> of a 720gbps backplane -- medium sized datacenters, regional ISPs,  
> etc all really like full routes but may never see even 30gbps of  
> traffic. Everybody I've talked to about this particular problem has  
> the same feelings -- that big C is hanging their 6509 user base out  
> to dry.

There are Vendor C platforms that can push much more than 30Gbit, and  
take a full table comfortably, that cost a lot less than 6500 series  

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