I had a general statement about scaling in the wg slides, and I recall
Alex objecting that in general the IETF avoids quantitative values.
This is an important issue, and is one we need to address to better
understand the cost/benefit of approaches that differ from just
extending the set of advertised parameters and/or their useage in
I propose that we discuss a parameteric model, e.g., Number of nodes
(N), total number of Links (L), some range of Component links per
Composite (C(i)), frequency of latency changes (L), frequency of
capacity changes, etc. and try to compare the "scalability" and
"response time" in a parametric way. Then, outside of the IETF,
quantitative numbers could be inserted.
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> On Behalf Of Tony Li
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> Subject: Re: composite link - candidate for respin, maybe
> >> A clear statement as to what we are trying to accomplish wrt IGP
> >> scaling by using bundled links would be good.
> > Please indicate what in the requirements we are discussing is not
> > clear rather than a blacket statement that the goals are not clear.
> Once again: what are the scalability goals that we're trying
> to achieve, both on a per-system and network-wide basis?
> This should be a quantitative requirement.
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