> From: bmanning @
EDU (Bill Manning)
> To: alan @
net (Alan Hannan)
> Cc: fc @
net, firewalls @
> Now Alan, you should know that cisco does not talk about un-announced
> products. What the good dr. was talking about is cis/sys(co)'s entry
> into an entirely different market, bulk food distribution. The
> term router now refers to not only the switching and forwarding engine
> but also to the truck driver!
No, no, Bill. You are the last person I would expect to misunderstand
Sysco is clearly implemented using a route *server* architecture,
where the truck drivers need to talk to a route server (via out-of-band
mechanisms like radio...).
The route servers have this layer of management above them, called
the routing arbiter...