vyatta for bgp
ahebert at pubnix.net
Tue Sep 13 05:36:51 CDT 2011
In the past, I helped a few small ISP (sub 1Gbps) with software
routers setup like Vyatta (Well FreeBSD/64 + Quagga really).
Until recently the hardware required to run over 500Mbps + could be
as pricey as a pair recycle Cisco 7206VXR since most MBs where coming
with only 1 PCI busses which could kills the BW+PPS depending on the
amount of interfaces you use.
Now-a-days MBs with more than 1 PCI bus have become cheaper and
shouldn't be a problem.
Its all in the setup anyway:
2 servers ($3k each with 4 interface).
Split your uplink on each router.
1 link for "client-reflector" | OSPF | <whatever you like> between
PS: Sub 10Gbps, any DDoS will kill the link before killing those
routers, but there is solutions to this which is hella-easy to deal with
in this situation.
Alain Hebert ahebert at pubnix.net
50 boul. St-Charles
P.O. Box 26770 Beaconsfield, Quebec H9W 6G7
Tel: 514-990-5911 http://www.pubnix.net Fax: 514-990-9443
On 09/12/11 14:42, Ben Albee wrote:
> Does anybody currently use vyatta as a bgp router for their company? If
> so have you ran into any problems with using that instead of a cisco or
> juniper router?
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