Software router state of the art
Andrew D Kirch
trelane at trelane.net
Mon Jul 28 18:30:03 UTC 2008
Justin Sharp wrote:
> michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
>>> but knowing how bad Linux is at being a router and that their
>>> products are Linux-based, I'm afraid to give one a try. J products
>>> are based on a competing non-Linux platform that has a better
>>> reputation for routing.
>> Enough with the bipartisan politics. There are more choices than just
>> Linux and FreeBSD for software routing.
>> Click for instance <http://read.cs.ucla.edu/click/>
>> --Michael Dillon
> Anyone have experience with RouterOS (http://www.mikrotik.com/)?
> Created mostly to run on these guys I think
> (http://www.routerboard.com/comparison.html) which generally don't get
> above 200k pps on the higher models.. But will RouterOS run on bigger
Yes I do, and I'm still in therapy. I was pushing 30mbit, and I can't
remember how many PPS through one, and it crashed about once a month
requiring onsite intervention (usually at midnight). This was running
on a Compaq Deskpro I think. It doesn't have much support for good
network cards. I suspect the Realtek's were behind the crashes.
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