Route table growth and hardware to the filter

Donald Stahl don at
Fri Sep 21 17:00:24 UTC 2007

> But the vendors aren't unable -- AFAIK, such devices have been available on 
> the market for, what, 7-8 years now?  It's just your wallet that's unable to 
> get equipment that's needed to face the network that's getting more complex.
Cisco reps are still selling SUP32's to people despite being told the 
customer wants to take full routes. That's either incompetence, or 

It has nothing to do with budget. If you are told Product A will do the 
job and costs $100k, and product B will also do the job but costs only 
$50k, you'd be an idiot to go with product A.

Furthermore- Cisco doesn't have a product to meet their needs. A Sup32 
with a 3bxl is what a lot of people need, but Cisco seems intent on 
forcing people to upgrade to a Sup720. That's just overkill for most 


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