Software router state of the art

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Fri Jul 25 12:56:04 CDT 2008


> Would you rather deploy a $3000 cisco edge box which is a unexpandable, 
> 100 mbit piece of crap, or throw two $2000 Dell boxes and have a 1 GigE 
> platform?

You don't need two $2000 Dell boxes to get a 1G platform, but this isn't
the list for that.  You also don't need a ton of money to do open source
development (we do one major project here in-house, one that's responsible
for generating a noticeable amount of traffic on most networks).  But this
also isn't the list for that discussion.

I suspect software routing is going to continue to be a growing factor in
the packet herding world, as more people want to do more interesting
things, and the CPU's are able to deal with more, more, more.

... JG
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