Optimal IPv6 router

Joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Mon Feb 6 02:01:41 UTC 2012

On 2/5/12 17:20 , Glen Kent wrote:
> Hi,
> Most routers today are basically IPv4 routers, with IPv6 thrown in.
> They are however designed keeping IPv4 in mind.
> With IPv6 growing, if we were to design a native IPv6 router, with
> IPv4 functionality thrown in, then is it possible to design a more
> optimal IPv6 router, than what exists today?

Asic based forwarding engines with ipv6 support are more than a decade
old at this point.

If one looks at an asr9000 or an MX or T that looks like an ipv6 router
to me.

> Glen

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