virtual aggregation in IETF

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Sun Jul 20 16:39:37 UTC 2008

Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 20, 2008, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
>> Software switched routers have little pressure on fib limitions. For a 
>> certain class of application the software switched edge router is in a 
>> much better position to accommodate fib growth than a device with a 
>> fixed sized cam.
> I dunno about that; there's some papers floating about which look at
> trie type FIB representations which note significant savings in compressing
> FIB to unique entry set. Less memory, less comparsions, less nodes, etc.
> Rather interesting stuff.

Not saying that they couldn't benefit from it, however on one hand we 
have a device with a 36Mbit cam on the other, one with 2GB of ram, which 
one fills up first?

> Try for
> fun.
> Adrian

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