vyatta for bgp

Alain Hebert ahebert at pubnix.net
Thu Sep 15 13:51:00 UTC 2011


     As usual this end-up in what people prefer.

     Vyatta is as good as the hardware it runs on, the backend they use 
and the people configuring/maintaining it.

     The nature of ASIC make it more reliable than a multi-purpose 
device (aka server) running an OS written for it.

     It end up being a choice between risk and cost and being that you 
can get your hand on second hand iron for cheap these days...

     Why risk it.

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On 09/15/11 09:05, Ray Soucy wrote:
> 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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>>                 The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
>>                           -- Oscar Wilde

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