e300 vs mx240 for border router ?

Leslie leslie at craigslist.org
Fri Dec 12 22:27:57 UTC 2008

Thanks to everyone who wrote back privately --

I also didn't know that force10 now has dual-cam linecards which raises 
the amount of routes it can handle

Leslie wrote:
> 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
> Leslie

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