A call for the future. Was: Re: Verio Decides what parts ofthe internet to drop

Around 03:09 PM 12/8/1999 -0800, rumor has it that Randy Bush said:

reality check:

if you had 100TB of on-ASIC SRAM you would still be screwed. you can't
afford the PER-PACKET LATENCY of telco number style portability REFERRAL.

once again: ip is a connectionless protocol. each packet is potentially a
new route.

Potentially, but not really.

telcos don't mind a second or two in call setup, because it is CALL SETUP,
not 42 times a second.

Call setups do not take a second or two. Call setups that traverse 50 switches take a second or two.