real hardware router VS linux router

Jack Bates jbates at
Fri Feb 20 20:40:54 UTC 2009

Leen Besselink wrote:
> 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.

Given the redundancy capabilities of Juniper M/T series, that actually 
scares me. NSF and ISSU are the biggies that I love about them. A 
harddisk failure should cause a quick kick to the backup RE.

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

If your 'real' router doesn't sound like a jet engine purring, consider 
an upgrade. ;)


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