real hardware router VS linux router
BBlackford at nwresd.k12.or.us
Thu Feb 19 15:54:34 UTC 2009
In scaling upward. How would a linux router even if a kernel guru were to tweak and compile an optimized build, compare to a 7600/RSP720CXL or a Juniper PIC in ASIC? At some point packets/sec becomes a limitation I would think.
From: Ryan Harden [mailto:hardenrm at uiuc.edu]
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 6:37 AM
To: Deric Kwok
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: real hardware router VS linux router
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While you could probably build a linux router that is just as fast as a
real hardware router, you're always going to run into the moving pieces
part of the equation.
In almost all scenarios, moving parts are more prone to failure than
Regardless of what you find out in your research, consider the above in
your cost-benefit analysis.
Deric Kwok wrote:
> Hi All
> Actually, what is the different hardware router VS linux router?
> Have you had experience to compare real router eg: cisco VS linux router?
> eg: streaming speed... tcp / udp
> Thank you for your information
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