e300 vs mx240 for border router ?

David Kotlerewsky dkotlerewsky at oversee.net
Fri Dec 12 21:46:18 UTC 2008

How many BGP sessions will you run on these routers?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Leslie [mailto:leslie at craigslist.org] 
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 1:38 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: e300 vs mx240 for border router ?

Hey nanog-izens

So for routers that are touching our transit and (hopefully soon) future

peering, we're looking at both the force10 e300's and juniper mx240's. 
The e300's are cheap but I have heard some rumors/talk of falling over 
when it has to deal with large numbers of prefixes and routes?  The 
mx240's are nice but the cost difference is enormous.  Does anyone have 
experience with e300's running into issues with large routing tables? 
Are there any tricks/tips that work around any issues (if they exist?)

Thanks in advance


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