Software router state of the art

Andrew D Kirch trelane at trelane.net
Mon Jul 28 13:30:03 CDT 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 
> boxen?
>
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.

Andrew




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