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Not fast enough when you're talking about OC3s ;-).

Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - The Finest Internet Connectivity

Gated doesn't have to be faster when the router is routing OC3s than
when it's routing 56ks...

I assume that the mondo-routers have a switching engine, and the
only job of the main CPU/gated combo is to feed the current idea
of the best next-hop/interface to the engine.


Current mondo-routers like Netstar uses a switch fabric to parallelise
switching. It becomes pretty obvious that at OC-N speeds current serial
backplane architecture doesn't scale

Handling routing updates, unlike switching packets, is more a function of CPU
and software routines.