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
> (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.