real hardware router VS linux router

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 18:01:52 CST 2009


On 2/19/09, mike <mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com> wrote:
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> Steve Bertrand wrote:
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>> Ryan Harden wrote:
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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.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Not if you boot directly from USB key into memory with no disk drive.
>>
>> Steve
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> I am sorry, but this is wrong. A USB Key is another 'PC Architecture' that
> DOES NOT WORK for network devices. There is NO positive mechanical force to
> keep that thing inserted, and the way a USB Key would hang off most devices
> with a USB port, would put it at very high risk for being accidentally
> bumped / disconnected. Secondly, there are still many many PC Architecture
> boxen that still do not boot correctly from USB.
>

I've used a hot glue gun to glue a USB key to the device/server/etc in
question. Works very well against being bumped or accidentally dislodged.

-brandon


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