Gigabit Linux Routers

David Coulson david at
Sat Dec 20 03:19:55 UTC 2008

It doesn't - It's just an x86 PC. I have Vyatta running inside VMware 
ESX, not well, but it works ;-)

Comparing Imagestream and Vyatta to Juniper is crazy. The first two are 
software based platforms (with perhaps some hardware off-load for 
checksums and whatnot), where as the Juniper pretty much just uses BSD 
for control-plane features (BGP, for example, and controlling the 
hardware that actually does packet switching/routing).

Brandon Galbraith wrote:
> I wasn't aware of imagestream using any custom (asic) hardware, except
> the T1/3 cards in the concentrator we bought from them (worked like a
> champ, btw).

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