Software-based Border Router

Ingo Flaschberger if at
Sun Sep 26 21:58:29 UTC 2010

> Another big problem for Linux/Unix-based routers of this size/cost is
> upgrade-ability.   If you need to add cards, you are going to have to bring
> the router down for extended periods.   Likewise, a software upgrade can be
> a bigger deal than on a purpose designed router.   If a router is mission
> critical, Linux/Unixed-based has issues over extended periods.

depends on knowledge, as mentioned in previous post.

I have 2 software based border routers - no problem bringing one down.
700kpps for 1200eur that can handle a full view.

and changing line-cards - could be really funny at c6500.

kind regards,
 	Ingo Flaschberger

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