[c-nsp] LDPv6 Census Check

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Thu Jun 11 07:37:48 UTC 2020

On 11/Jun/20 06:51, Saku Ytti wrote:

>  Every HW designer
> has sighed in relief when I've said I don't care about it, because
> it's also very HW unfriendly, like IPv6 generally. Unfortunately SRv6
> is somewhat easy to market with the whole 'it's simple, just IP'
> spiel.

Mine have sighed in disbelief that I don't share their vision of an
SR(v6) world :-).

What's funny is that the ASR920 does not support SRv6, which I think is
more due to hardware limitations than a lack of coding kiddies.
Conversely, you don't need new bits of hardware to support LDPv6.

Today, there is no box that supports LDPv4 that cannot support LDPv6, by
just extending the code. No further hardware needed.

Instead, I'm being asked to "upgrade" to the NCS540 so that I can get
LDPv6. You, sometimes, have to wonder in what world these folk live.

It's a Coronavirus era now - people want to hold on to all the $$ they
don't have, and only spend it where they will extract the most value.
Boeing and Airbus are struggling to reach customers that have pending
deliveries; now isn't the time for vendors to posture. We need value,
not product.


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