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Re: Anyone using?
- From: Alex P. Rudnev
- Date: Fri Oct 29 07:34:20 1999
When CISCO announced their new router-switch products, they said _it do
not support BGP in the first versions_. And I had impression _they
positioned this boxes for the corporate networks only_, through I do not
know which corporate network need to keep such _gigabit_ traffic (the only
example I know are video-content--providers and new Voice-over-data
As a matter of facts, I think they (big router vendors) are moving from
the Internet toward the corporate customers. And this make a free space
for the new router vendors available...
On Fri, 29 Oct 1999, Simon Lockhart wrote:
> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:18:44 +0100
> From: Simon Lockhart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Alex P. Rudnev <email@example.com>
> Cc: Timothy Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Anyone using?
> >Let me change your question a little...
> >Most hw vendors announces now intergared router-switches (CISCO
> >NORTEL, etc); usially it is very fast but limited-features devices.
> >The question - is anyone using such devices in the production networ? In
> >the ISP network?
> We were close to getting some for our network, but were unable to get any
> hard facts about people who are using them as "backbone" or "border"
> routers. In the end, we've decided to go with Cisco GSR's.
> The flaws we tended to find were with not enough enough memory to hold
> full routing tables, or a limit on the number of route entries. Another
> flaw was mentioned with regard to the route caching - something about
> needing to hold in table of which IP addresses were on which port (usual
> switch behaviour).
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