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Doing that at 10 kpps is not going to be a solution any time soon.

You're kidding, right? 10kpps has been doable (and done) for years.
Did you forget a zero or two?

Hm. The existing boxes which can do 100kpps can't do accounting at that
speed. Not in the real life.

(Where have you seen a 1Mpps box which actually _works_?)

The vBNS folks are about to release an OC-3 header sniffer that runs on
a Pentium box. Rumor has it that it'll handle OC-12 as well. There's a
presentation of it on the USENIX agenda.

Sniffing and logging are two very different things.

I would also wish you luck with logging SA/DA pairs at places like
.ICP.NET. where source/destination matrix is about 1-2 millon
entries long.

1-2 million is not much. Even in the NSFNET days, I worked w/
5-million-cell net matrices. All it takes is memory and some CPU.

1-2 _simultaneoulsy_, not over period of time. The 1-hr matrix
would be two orders of magnitude bigger.

Anyway, it does not make any difference, as the box capable of
logging at some speed N is going to cost about the same as a
router of the same speed N (or more). I'm not sure logging worth it.

We're not sniffing a shared FDDI ring w/ these UNIX boxes. They get
data from the routers.

What kind of routers? NSSes? You can't get that for ciscos,