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anoop at brocade.com
Thu Dec 6 19:01:35 PST 2007
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> From: Russ White [mailto:riw at cisco.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 9:59 PM
> To: Anoop Ghanwani
> Cc: Dinesh G Dutt; Eric Gray; Developing a hybrid router/bridge.
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> > Control plane scaling issues are a big concern for bridges. It is
> > also a concern for routers until you get into the class of
> really big
> > routers that do things like hold the entire routing table.
> Not really.... In real life, all routers suffer from scaling
> issues, no matter what their processors look like. Massively
> parallel links are one thing any good routing book will tell
> you to avoid like the plague.
The point is most bridges don't have scaling issues like
that. If we're going to build a technology that costs
as much as routers and has the same (if not even worse
scaling properties), why would people want to deploy it?
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