Re: IPv6 and the "average user"

Phillip Dillinger (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 10:13:31 -0800

Processing power should not be a problem. A ten port 100Mbps router, with an
aggregate bandwidth of 1Gbps, needs to route only about 651041 packets/second.
Specialized hardware and a fast backplane could handle this very easily. The
problem with processing power and routers as they are now is that they not
only process the header, but also the payload. This is unneccesary for a
router to do, and a good way to handle that is to have separate backplanes
for the headers and the payloads, and to only process the headers.

Phillip Dillinger