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  • From: Joachim Martillo
  • Date: Tue May 10 00:48:22 1994

   From: bmanning@is.rice.edu (William Manning)
   Date: Wed, 27 Apr 94 17:09:17 CDT
   X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.3 PL11]

   >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
routes.

   -- 
   Regards,
   Bill Manning 

Joachim Martillo
Manager of Internetworking Research
Penril Datability Networks
Penril Datability Advanced Communications Research Center
190 N. Main St.
Natick, MA 01760
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