Anyone Deployed Ascend's GRF IP Switch?

From: Nathan Stratton <>

  >Subject: Re: Anyone Deployed Ascend's GRF IP Switch?

  >Ah, I would like to see that. The largest gated file we have had was a
  >little over 2000 lines. There are many things you can do to make the file
  >smaller. I find it hard to beleave you can have a gated file longer then a
  >few thousands lines that can not be compressed.

Believe it. Three words: Per prefix policy.. And yes, it does have a
signifigant effect on time to full reachability of any router.


We do prefix policy filtering on all our routers, and yes it will effect
the time to full reachability of ANY router. What we were talking about
was how long did it take for a GRF to boot up. Someone said it took 10 min
or longer from a cold start for the system boot up. I agreed that the GRF
did take a long time to boot, but that ascend had worked on that and it
boots much faster now.

Nathan Stratton President, CTO, NetRail,Inc.

This, and your earlier statement about your gated.conf length does not
mesh. If you are doing what Rob was talking about, _per prefix_ policy,
your gated.conf will be at leat 45K lines long.