Software router state of the art

Eugeniu Patrascu eugen at
Tue Jul 29 07:38:19 UTC 2008

Aaron Glenn wrote:
> On 7/28/08, Seth Mattinen <sethm at> wrote:
>> Junpier's J-series is a BSD based platform as far as I understand it.
>> ImageStream is *much* more affordable for me, but is Linux-based, and I fear
> ...snip...
> AFAIK, none of Juniper's Juniper kit rocks BSD outside of the
> management interfaces and control plane (not even sure about the
> latter, tbh).
> someone feel free to correct me...
In the M/T series, control plan is handled by the RE, and the forwarding 
by the ASICs on each PIC.
in the J series, the control and forwarding plane are controlled by the 
RE, although the forwarding plane has a real time thread in the BSD 
kernel (or so Juniper says it does).

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