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- From: Joachim Martillo
- Date: Tue May 10 00:48:22 1994
From: email@example.com (William Manning)
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 94 17:09:17 CDT
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>From another list...
given that a BSD/386 or NetBSD system can be put together quite cheaply and
does a fine job at handling PPP and SLIP and multiple ethernets, this seems
like a fine alternative to dedicated routers like Cisco for T1/E1-speed
internet gateways. especially considering the power of GateD 3.5, and that
a 16MB cisco can't handle a "full internet route table" while a 16MB i486
machine can do it easily.
Comments from the gated crowd? The cisco crowd?
I would have to wonder about the forwarding performance of 16MB i486
BSD machine acting as a router. Also I am not sure what a full
internet route table should be, but a well-architected 16MB turnkey
router should be able to support a route table of well over 100,000
Manager of Internetworking Research
Penril Datability Networks
Penril Datability Advanced Communications Research Center
190 N. Main St.
Natick, MA 01760
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