Software-based Border Router

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sun Sep 26 12:03:53 CDT 2010


If one has a cisco 7200, then you have a software based border router.

Considerations, for a given router platform are capacity,  susceptability to dos, features required etc. Depending on the capacity required a software device could do fine. If it's in front of hosting environment you want to know that it doesn't take dirt nap from a couple hundred mb/s of small packet.

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On Sep 26, 2010, at 2:41, "Nathanael C. Cariaga" <nccariaga at stluke.com.ph> wrote:

> Hi All! 
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> Just want to ask if anyone here had experience deploying software-based routers to serve as perimeter / border router? How does it gauge with hardware-based routers? Any past experiences will be very much appreciated. 
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> I wanted to know because we've been asked if we want to assume full control of the internet link (up to the router). By assuming control up to the router, we still want to configure iBGP with our parent network so that we can take advantage of some routes available to the parent network's gateway. The saddest part is presently we do not have the router to serve as our gateway this is why we are considering the use of software-based routers. 
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> Thank you. 
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