GigaRouter (Was Re: Cisco as Big Brother))

On Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:35:35 -0400 (EDT) (Dima Volodin) alleged:

> Gated would dump core like crazy and lose routes and adjacencies 5
> years ago and it does the same now. Well, on the second thought, I
> don't think there's any real reason to bitch about it - all the other
> free reference stuff (sendmail, inn, etc, etc. Even 4.4) is plagued
> with the same problems. And everybody is kind of accustomed to the
> status quo. As of data structures - I remember there was a course on data
> structures on my first university year. And you know what? I haven't
> seen anything new since then - gated or no gated.

Absolute crap. gated does not dump core and does not lose routes, certainly
not on my routers which peer at the LINX, with BTnet, and RAIN. What I have
to do is mail other people constantly because the cisco gets confused about
subnets and the like:

Let me get it straight - subnets at peering points? What we are talking
about here?

        gated[7075] version R3_6Alpha_2 memory dump on battlezone.router.easynet
.fr at Fri Oct 18 19:42:51 1996
                BSDI BSD/OS 2.1 Kernel #2: Wed Aug 28 16:41:03 BST 1996
                Started at Tue Oct 8 22:19:22 1996

> Karl Marx's soul to the soul of Friedrich Engels: "Oh yes. But the idea
> was b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l..."
> Dima

Sprint still living in the dark ages as per usual.

Dark ages my ass (pardon my French). Nowhere in my message I indicated or
implied that my experience with gated or lack thereof had something to
with Sprint. The only routing software in production on SprintLink
routers is IOS. Whether the latter belongs to the dark ages or not is a
subject of a separate discussion. As of my limited personal experience
with gated - it's limited by approx 40% of my working time in the years
1991-1994 (including the first (AFAIK) box east of Zhmerinka with
full-routing BGP session (a FreeBSD-running PC with a Riscom board)).
My sudden short encounter with gated one month ago had unexpectedly
strong nostalgic flavour - that's why my reaction to the word was a
little bit emotional.


If anybody still wants to flame me - get off the lists.