real hardware router VS linux router

Eric Gearhart eric at
Sat Feb 21 01:32:34 UTC 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:30 PM, Bill Nash <billn at> wrote:
> Having carped, I'm obligated to offer a solution:
> The technical discussion is certainly interesting to a small subset of NANOG
> participants, I'm sure (I do find it interesting, I promise), but I'm
> thinking this conversation is better elsewhere, like a beer & gear, or might
> I recommend forming some kind of nanog-shoptalk sub list? Is there one like
> it? Something for discussing the network substrata and not the weather a few
> layers up?

I wouldn't mind seeing a nanog-shoptalk list actually... I know
according to the NANOG guidelines this thread is off topic:

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...but I found this thread very interesting, and relevant to at least
networking in general. I've had my eyes on Vyatta products in the
past, for example, and seeing the smattering of experienced NANOG
folks "chew the fat" about Linux routers is something I'm interested
in, even if it has nothing specifically to do with really long BGP
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Just my .02


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