Appliance Vs Software based routers

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Sun Jul 25 03:21:37 CDT 2010


The official answer: commodity hardware doesn't handle all the features needed
at "line rate".

The (more often than not) unofficial answer: using a custom platform
raises the entry barrier for cloning/abuse/etc. It's a bit hard to
run your appliance MIPS software on an off-the-shelf PC; but it (used)
to be possible to run PIX software on a PC (and in a VM too, IIRC.)

Fun times,


Adrian

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010, Tarig Yassin wrote:
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> I'm wondering why the software based router is not preferable in business even if they have high featured Processers, and high capcity of memory.
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> What is the main deferent between Appliance router and Software based routers?
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> thank you all in adavance.
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> Tarig Y. Adam
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