vyatta for bgp

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Mon Sep 12 19:35:14 UTC 2011

On 12/09/2011 20:08, Michael K. Smith - Adhost wrote:
> 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 presume by "a fair amount", I presume you mean "barely any"?

At large packet sizes, an "enterprise level" router will just about handle
a 1G DoS attack.  Thing is, bandwidth DoS / DDoS is sufficiently easy to
pull off on a large scale that a 1G DoS is pretty easy.

Incidentally, most service providers use "enterprise level" as a by-word
for mediocre quality kit, lacking in both stability and useful features.


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