Appropriate list for Linux routers (was: real hardware router VS linux router)
chort at smtps.net
Thu Feb 19 17:10:38 CST 2009
On Feb 19, 2009, at 12:30 PM, Bill Nash wrote:
> Having carped, I'm obligated to offer a solution:
> The technical discussion is certainly interesting to a small subset
> of NANOG participants, I'm sure (I do find it interesting, I
> promise), but I'm thinking this conversation is better elsewhere,
> like a beer & gear, or might I recommend forming some kind of nanog-
> shoptalk sub list? Is there one like it? Something for discussing
> the network substrata and not the weather a few layers up? I'm aware
> of stuff like c-nsp/j-nsp, but the Linux router crowd has it's own
> niche and there's certainly a place for discussing them, I just
> don't think it's.. here.
> - billn
I would be interested in a such a thing. I've tried approaching the
Linux crowd for such information, but they seem more interested in
writing patches to blink LEDs when Netfilter does something than
talking about performance and scaling considerations.
If anyone would like to drop me a line off-list to point me in the
right direction, I'd be very grateful. So far the most useful
information I've found on the topic has been via this list.
PS I'm talking specifically about Linux. The FreeBSD and OpenBSD
crowd seem to have lists that provide this sort of thing already.
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