The Making of a Router

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Sat Dec 28 03:49:59 UTC 2013

On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:37:52 +0000, Faisal Imtiaz said:

> e.g. If someone says I need a 10g interface, why is it automatically assumed
> that the router is going to be running @ Full Line Rate ?

It may not be full line rate - but it's a pretty sure bet that you plan
to run it at a fairly high percentage duty cycle, either right now or in the
fairly near future.

If you weren't, you'd have bought a 1G interface instead.
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