Software router

Dennis Burgess dmburgess at
Wed Jun 2 14:16:12 UTC 2010

RouterOS does run in virtual environments, super small, and has BGP,
OSPF, firewalling, etc., all built right in.  

Dennis Burgess, CCNA, Mikrotik Certified Trainer, MTCNA, MTCRE, MTCWE,
Link Technologies, Inc -- Mikrotik & WISP Support Services
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LIVE On-Line Mikrotik Training - Author of "Learn RouterOS"

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Parr [mailto:jeremyparr at] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 4:14 PM
To: Andrey Khomyakov; nanog at
Subject: Re: Software router

On 1 June 2010 16:50, Andrey Khomyakov <khomyakov.andrey at>

> Good times!
> We are starting to play around with VMware SRM and they "virtual" 
> subnets that supposedly have to be able migrate from site to site in 
> case of a failure of the local hardware (or software).
> Seems like to do that I'd have to run a software router on a VM that 
> would redistribute the "virtual" subnet into the physical routing
> does any one have any suggestions for a software router?
> I'm running EIGRP on the net, so I guess nothing will speak that, so 
> I'd have to redistribute OSPF. Any OSPF software router software 
> suggestion would be much appreciated.
> Or if anyone had implemented "floating" subnets, any other suggestions

> or what to look out for would be also much appreciated.
> Thank all in advance,

Mikrotik would fit the bill.

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