Leo -

Draw two curves, the first y=x/2, the second y=x^2

Move the value of x for y=1 for the first curve left by 2, 5 or 10

and it will still be surpassed by the second curve.

You will even see this for a second curve of y=x*2 or y=x.

The global routing table size HAS grown exponentially

in the past. Rationalize it any way you want, blame whatever

you like, but there is no known way to construct a router that

can handle that kind of growth in anything but a short term,

and the trend for the components in the router growth curve

is simply not going to increase to a long term superlinear rate.

A 10x system performance boost today just moves the x point for

y=1 of fundamental curve claimed by Moore's Law to the left

a few notches. Or are you claiming that routing equipment

will have a fundamentally different, and larger, growth curve

than other computing systems? (I think there is a basis for

claiming that there are some reasons which would support a

_shallower_ growth curve for routing equipment, actually).

In short: are you claiming that the caeteris paribus assumption

in comparing Moore's Law to global routing table size is clearly false?

It would be nice to see even a partial proof of such a claim.

From anyone.

Sean. (today's insult-free posting)