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RE: When will 128M not be enough?
- From: David Schwartz
- Date: Sun Jul 15 18:35:34 2001
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2001 email@example.com wrote:
> > If the 2650's 128mb of memory isn't enough, what are you recommending?
> > The only Cisco options I'm aware of are the 3660 series or 7x00
> > class...both of which are overkill for a small network with 2-3 T1's and
> > BGP peers.
> Kinda a different twist on the topic, but I fail to see why a site of that
> size needs to take a full table anyway. If all you have are a couple of
> T1s multihomed to a couple of the larger networks, you can probably just
> take customer routes and will achieve as optimum routing as possible. For
> even better scaling and redundancy get two smaller routers (26xx or
> rs3000) and run IBGP between them for still a more ecomical solution.
Then what happens when one of your two providers decides to cut off their
peering with another major provider? Do you just send half of your traffic
to that provider to nowhere? If you want fault tolerance against
connectivity losses, you need full routes.