Uh, yes. Like today.
See NetStar (recently acquired by ASCEND).
Their hardware does nothing *slower* than DS-3 right now, and updates the
route forwarding table 20x/second.
This thing is a monster, and will make the so-called "state of the art"
7513s look like dogmeat when in full production (presuming the BGP issues
get completely resolved).
Coming soon to a network near you.
Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - The Finest Internet Connectivity
What's the matter, Karl, don't like gated for running BGP?