vyatta for bgp

Ray Soucy rps at maine.edu
Thu Sep 15 13:05:48 UTC 2011

Is Vyatta really not suited for the task?

I keep checking up on it and holding off looking into it as they don't
support multicast yet.

Modern commodity sever hardware these days often out-powers big iron
enough to make up for not using ASICs, though, at least on the lower
end of the spectrum.

Does anyone have any more details on Vyatta not scaling?  Were you
trying to run it as a VM?  What were you using for NICs? etc.

The hardware matters.  Saying Vyatta doesn't cut it could mean anything...

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Dobbins, Roland <rdobbins at arbor.net> wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2011, at 5:54 AM, Deepak Jain wrote:
>> Some enterprises get MPLS L3 VPN service from their providers, and need boxes that can route packets to it and speak BGP to inject their routes.  They are not, per se, connected to the Internet, and thus won't be "zorched", at least in the sense you are using it.
> Hence 'public-facing'.
> ;>
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Ray Soucy

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