vyatta for bgp

Michael K. Smith - Adhost mksmith at adhost.com
Mon Sep 12 19:08:34 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dobbins, Roland [mailto:rdobbins at arbor.net]
> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 11:56 AM
> To: North American Network Operators' Group
> Subject: Re: vyatta for bgp
> On Sep 13, 2011, at 1:42 AM, Ben Albee wrote:
> > Does anybody currently use vyatta as a bgp router for their company?
> The days of public-facing software-based routers were over years ago - you
> need an ASIC-based edge router, else you'll end up getting zorched.
How do you come to this conclusion?  I think a software-based router for enterprise level (let's say on the 1G per provider level) can handle a fair amount of zorching.  I checked the Cisco and Juniper docs and neither vendor is anywhere near releasing their anit-zorching ASICs.


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