Foundry MLX experience?

Robert Boyle robert at
Thu Dec 21 02:49:51 UTC 2006

Hello all,

I am looking for a faster solution for our core. Our backbone 
connections are almost all exclusively Fast Ethernet, GigE, with some 
10GE stuff on the horizon. We need something which can run at wire 
speed and take full routes now and for for the next 3-4 years. The 
Foundry MLX looks like the right box at the right price, but I wanted 
to know if anyone else has these running with 10-15 iBGP peers, 
60-100 eBGP peers, and full routes from up to 10 transit connections. 
How do they stand up to high traffic loads, DOS attacks, etc. How is 
their BGP implementation, how do 3rd party SFPs work, and how stable 
is the hardware and software? If you happen to have experience 
running ISIS on them too any info on that would be great. Offlist is 
fine and I can summarize for the group. Thanks for any input you can offer!


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