Latest Cisco for small dual homed ASN
cmaurand at xyonet.com
Thu Feb 11 20:13:59 UTC 2010
On 2/11/2010 1:53 PM, James Smallacombe wrote:
> I have a customer that is looking at using BGP for their network; one
> connection over a few bonded T1s, the other over a Comcast Enterprise
> connection (which supposedly will do BGP now).
> When I was dual homed a few years ago, a 7204VXR with 256MB was more
> than adequate. With routing tables growing the way they are, what's a
> good Cisco based solution on the lower end of the price spectrum that
> should handle this fine for a few years?
> Somebody else is suggesting a Vyatta (Linux based) solution, which
> makes me a little nervous. Then again, Linux has improved
> dramatically from a security and stability P.O.V, so maybe it's worth
> a look if there's no hard drive involved.
I've been running vyatta, here, for a year now. Its running VPN's and
its routing on a TimeWarner Fiber on a modest dual core supermicro
server. Its never had to be restarted. Its only dropped its tunnel a
few times, but a cronjob checks it and restarts if it goes away.
Version : VC5.0.2
Copyright: 2006-2009 Vyatta, Inc.
Built by : root at vyatta.com
Built on : Fri Feb 27 03:18:16 UTC 2009
Build ID : 2009-02-26-2347-3bb1a83
Boot via : disk
Uptime : 15:10:39 up 225 days, 22:31, 1 user, load average: 0.00,
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