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[ih] Secret precedence schemes back then
Excerpts from David Mills on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 04:06:15PM +0000:
> I'm not aware of the 108-router boundary; I was afraid that the EGP
> packet would grow to become fragmented and the unfuzzies would croak.
> Having been victims of SATnet, the fuzzies could fragment and
> reassemble, but not every other critter could. The dropdead packet size
> was 1500 octets in respect the then Ethernet max. However, the fuzzies
> died before that happend and the IBM/MCI era ensued with BGP..
What I'm remembering was when the mail gateways ran out of memory to
hold routes. It was somewhere around 108.
> Scott Brim wrote:
>> Excerpts from Louis Mamakos on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 09:52:47AM -0500:
>>> It's probably a little hard to imagine, but budgets and process were
>>> difficult at the time, and the community took up a collection to
>>> replace the LSI-11/23 CPU boards in those BBN routers with the fancy
>>> new LSI-11/73 CPUs! I know that we at UMD "lent" a CPU board or two,
>>> as did some others at the time.
>> Was that when we crossed the 108 routes boundary?