Gigabit Linux Routers
fw at deneb.enyo.de
Sat Dec 20 10:28:57 CST 2008
* David Coulson:
> Comparing Imagestream and Vyatta to Juniper is crazy. The first two
> are software based platforms (with perhaps some hardware off-load for
> checksums and whatnot), where as the Juniper pretty much just uses BSD
> for control-plane features (BGP, for example, and controlling the
> hardware that actually does packet switching/routing).
Juniper has software-based offerings, too. Not everybody pushes
multi-gigabit traffic volumes at which (software on) special
processors seem to be required.
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