Core router bakeoff?

Robert Sanders writes:

>BTW, we are managing to get NetBSD to handle multiple ethernets at
>wire speed now that NetBSD-current has (still experimental) flow cache
>code in it.

[perhaps erroneously supposing that the promise of new longevity for Unix
on commodity hardware as an edge packet forwarding engine is relevant to

I heard on the FreeBSD lists that NASA is sponsoring this work.

Nope. Matt Thomas is doing that on his own time. NASA *has* sponsored
some NetBSD based work on storage systems -- their Numerical
Simulation Facility apparently needs filestores much bigger than any
commercial vendor can manage, and they've been using BSD boxes for

This is really far afield of nanog, though.