Vyatta as a BRAS

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Tue Jul 13 11:15:18 CDT 2010

On Jul 13, 2010, at 10:58 PM, Joe Greco wrote:

> It's interesting.  One can get equally militant and say that hardware based routers are irrelevant in many applications. 

When BCPs are followed, they don't tend to fall over the moment someone hits them with a few kpps of packets - which should be a key criteria for an edge device.

The same can't be said of software-based devices.

If maintaining availability is important, then hardware-based (semantic hairsplitting aside) devices are a requirement.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>

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