"Does TCP Need an Overhaul?" (internetevolution, via slashdot)

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at internode.com.au
Sat Apr 5 10:45:22 UTC 2008

I'm not quite sure about with this Fast Flow technology is exactly what 
it's really doing that isn't being done already by the DPI vendors (eg. 
Cisco SCE2000 on the Cisco webpage claims to be able to track 2million 
unidirectional flows).

Am I missing something?  


Paul Vixie wrote:

> i wouldn't want to get in an argument with somebody who was smart and savvy
> enough to invent packet switching during the year i entered kindergarden,
> but, somebody told me once that keeping information on every flow was *not*
> "inexpensive."  should somebody tell dr. roberts?
> (i'd hate to think that everybody would have to buy roberts' (anagran's)
> Fast Flow Technology at every node of their network to make this work.  that
> doesn't sound "inexpensive" to me.

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