We have bcn/bln's out there with over 60 bgp peers on a 64Mb
ARE. Works fine. Taking in about 63000 pps (170 Mbps) over 6 interfaces
with a high of 20k pps when I looked a couple of minutes ago..Not
untypical of the 30 bcn's and bln's on our network..
So the 4-6 Mb per peer thing is inaccurate. On the way high