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Re: routable interfaces

To: Francois Desloges <fd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: routable interfaces
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 08:33:10 -0500 (EST)
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxx>, <kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <01011516573300.01106@dual.vip.ca>
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On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Francois Desloges wrote:

> We plan to use hundreds if not thousands, on our 2,5 Tbps, linux
> controlled, MAN switch-router.
>
> We may especially use VIDs as Client (or servce) identifier, for billing
> purposes, once they have been aggegated on a single links past the really 
> first
> (typically only L2 switched) hop. Such machines will be used in Metropoles to
> connect a _lot_ of people.
>

I think this pretty much sums up the requirements of a lot of the
high speed metro type routers (using VLANS) emerging that are using
Linux on the control plane.

> And I know that there is other hardware startup that plan to use Linux
> on their high speed platform as well (we're not alone :-)
>

There are more than a few around. World domination, Real Soon Now.

cheers,
jamal


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