real hardware router VS linux router
Stephen.Bailey at uk.fujitsu.com
Fri Feb 20 02:51:51 CST 2009
Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but what about solid state
hard drives? Think they are in the high GB capacity now and solves the
problem of no moving parts?
Although I'm all for hardware based devices, we recently been to Cisco
to see the new Cisco ASR1000 switch uses an underlying Linux kernel :o
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From: Brandon Galbraith [mailto:brandon.galbraith at gmail.com]
Sent: 20 February 2009 00:02
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: real hardware router VS linux router
On 2/19/09, mike <mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com> wrote:
> Steve Bertrand wrote:
>> Ryan Harden wrote:
>>> While you could probably build a linux router that is just as fast
>>> real hardware router, you're always going to run into the moving
>>> part of the equation.
>> Not if you boot directly from USB key into memory with no disk drive.
> I am sorry, but this is wrong. A USB Key is another 'PC Architecture'
> DOES NOT WORK for network devices. There is NO positive mechanical
> keep that thing inserted, and the way a USB Key would hang off most
> with a USB port, would put it at very high risk for being accidentally
> bumped / disconnected. Secondly, there are still many many PC
> 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
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