Gigabit Linux Routers

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Thu Dec 18 12:08:09 UTC 2008

* Alex Thurlow:

> Depending on your WAN interface, there's actually a decent amount of
> stuff out there.  The cheaper alternative to me has actually always been
> to get some old cisco hardware with the proper interfaces and use it for
> media conversion.  I have a 6500 with Sup1As in it.  It can't take BGP
> feeds with the amount of memory it has, but with the right cards, it
> will give my router Ethernet and push a few million pps with no problem.

But you have to ask your peer to enable eBGP multihop, right?  Or are
there some TTL tricks you can play?

Florian Weimer                <fweimer at>
BFK edv-consulting GmbH
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