real hardware router VS linux router

Leen Besselink leen at consolejunkie.net
Fri Feb 20 13:29:02 CST 2009


William Warren wrote:
> On 2/19/2009 9:37 AM, Ryan Harden wrote:
> 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
> non-moving parts.
> 
> Regardless of what you find out in your research, consider the above in
> your cost-benefit analysis.
> 
> /Ryan
> 
> 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
>>>>      
> 
>>
>>

> ssd's remove the spindle from the equation..otherwise they both have
> fans that do fail.

And I had a ticket from a few months ago with one of our transit-providers
because they had a Juniper router reboot, it turned out this was because
a harddisk failure of one of the routing engines.

So 'real'-routers have those moving parts as well. ;-)




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