Getting a "portable" /19 or /20

Christopher A. Woodfield rekoil at
Tue Apr 10 21:15:19 UTC 2001

Oh, and when you can 

(a) have Linux shut down a failing interface card on the fly and keep 
humming along, 


(b) be able to replace said card without shutting down,

lemme know.

Granted, there are many applications where a Linux or BSD box (or 
preferably, two boxes terminating redundant circuits) running 
gated would suit the needs perfectly, but anything considered mission-critical
is not such an application, IMHO. 


On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 01:20:24PM -0700, Majdi S. Abbas wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 12:32:03PM -0600, Aaron Dewell wrote:
> > Memory and CPUs are not really that expensive, it just depends on how
> > much certain router manufacturers think they can milk out of you for
> > overpriced hardware.  Considering that you can build a router with a
> > PC and Linux for better performance, better stability, and better
> > scalability than a 7200 for about a tenth the price, I fail to see why
> > any of those boxes continue to be sold...  It just requires actual
> > quality PC hardware.
> 	Please let me know when your Linux box is capable of doing 
> line rate forwarding on an OC-192.  
> 	Thanks!
> 	--msa

Christopher A. Woodfield		rekoil at

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