Getting pretty close to default IPv4 route maximum for 6500/7600 routers.

Rob Seastrom rs at
Tue May 6 20:20:03 UTC 2014

I just recently got four sets off eBay.  Purportedly genuine Cisco.  A
shade over $100.  Raid the departmental beer fund.  :)


Vlade Ristevski <vristevs at> writes:

> It would probably be a good time to upgrade the memory on my 7206
> NPE-G1 as well (512MB). I was going to replace the router but am going
> to keep it around for the Fall Semester. Anyone know of any good 3rd
> party memory modules that are equivalent to the MEM-NPE-G1-1GB? I got
> a quote for the official Cisco ones last summer and it was around
> $5,000 lol
> On 5/6/2014 11:39 AM, Drew Weaver wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am wondering if maybe we should make some kind of concerted effort to remind folks about the IPv4 routing table inching closer and closer to the 512K route mark.
>> We are at about 94/95% right now of 512K.
>> For most of us, the 512K route mark is arbitrary but for a lot of folks who may still be running 6500/7600 or other routers which are by default configured to crash and burn after 512K routes; it may be a valuable public service.
>> Even if you don't have this scenario in your network today; chances are you connect to someone who connects to someone who connects to someone (etc...) that does.
>> In case anyone wants to check on a 6500, you can run:  show platform hardware capacity pfc and then look under L3 Forwarding Resources.
>> Just something to think about before it becomes a story the community talks about for the next decade.
>> -Drew
> Vlad

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