[c-nsp] ISR 4451-X route table size

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Thu Jan 15 07:26:22 EST 2015

> > Interesting your distinction because Cisco says that the 4451:
> > "The product???s innovative hardware design splits the control and data planes between two multi-core CPUs???
> Indeed, that's where my definition would not trivially apply either way :-)
> (And given how fast multipurpose CPUs have become, we see this in other
> areas as well - like "SSL offloading PCI boards" that you could add to
> a web server for decent HTTPS performance... most of that has just plain
> disappeared with modern CPUs...)

For me the relevant question is often: Can the box handle line rate,
or close to it, with minimum sized packets (and any access lists,
services, QoS etc that you need)? If it can, great - otherwise you're
opening yourself to a DoS attack at some point.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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