gigabit router (was Re: Getting a "portable" /19 or /20)

Hi Sean:

Not all of it, alas, has been published (some of the work is for corporate
clients). However, on my web page ( is a pointer
to our paper on a 50 Gbps router, which was one of the earliest multigigabit
routers built. Other activities in this vein but not published include an
ATM switch implemented on a PC (c. 1992), and much more recent work on route
lookups, and various alterations to the packet forwarding path (e.g. for
efficiency and packet tracing).


I have an FYI on a piece of the network, but I
don't know if this is still IBM's territory or AT&T's.

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on or between through please bounce
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