Vyatta as a BRAS

Mark Smith nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Sun Jul 18 16:43:46 CDT 2010


On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 18:12:29 +0100
Nick Hilliard <nick at foobar.org> wrote:

> On 18 Jul 2010, at 10:58, "Dobbins, Roland" <rdobbins at arbor.net> wrote:
> > ASR1K, which is what I'm assuming you're referring to, is a hardware-based router.  Same for ASR9K.
> 
> My c* SE swears that the asr1k is a "software router".  I didn't push him on it's architecture though. 
> 

This document supports that. If the definition of a software router is
one that doesn't have a fixed at the factory forwarding function, then
the ASR1K is one.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps9343/solution_overview_c22-448936.html

The CRS-3 might be too, as they say they've added the quantumflow
processor into those too.


> The asr9k is an npu based device - a completely different beast with different architecture / operating system / capabilities / etc.
> 
> Nick




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