[ppml] Legacy /24s

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Sun Sep 2 18:41:27 EDT 2007

In a message written on Sun, Sep 02, 2007 at 12:29:31AM -0400, William Herrin wrote:
> Relatively speaking, there are few routers in the DFZ whose street
> price exceeds $150k. More, once you're past $150k the major cost
> driver is traffic capacity rather than route capacity.


I have to say you're way off.  Many routers in the DFZ don't have
linecards that cost less than $150k.  Priced out an OC-192 card for
a T640 lately?  I've helped bring up many routers that cost well
over $2M when you consider the cost of all the cards in them.

A T640, 12416, or CSR-1 are all well over 150k to get the empty
chassis, and have linecards that run $100-$300k each.

> I pulled out and leafed through my old "Internet Protocol Next
> Generation" book from 1997. Do you realize just how few of the design
> goals have panned out operationally? Its appalling.

I believe the number that panned out would be zero so far, right?

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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