real hardware router VS linux router

Chris Adams cmadams at
Fri Feb 20 20:16:44 UTC 2009

Once upon a time, Leen Besselink <leen at> said:
> 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. ;-)

Yeah, I was going to say the same thing.  Show me a "real" router
without a fan; even the old Cisco 2501 had a fan in it.

Most "real" routers can be heard outside the room!
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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