vyatta for bgp

Scott Weeks surfer at mauigateway.com
Mon Sep 26 21:06:40 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Scott Weeks <surfer at mauigateway.com> wrote:
> --- rps at maine.edu wrote:
> From: Ray Soucy <rps at maine.edu>
> We service most of the state's public schools and 
> libraries (about 1000).  Historically the CPE of 
> choice was a small Cisco ISR (1600,1700, 1800, and 
> 1900 most recently).  As bandwidth levels went up, 
> and Ethernet-based transport services became 
> available, we started looking and leveraging FOSS 
> on commodity hardware to lower costs and move

>> After roll-out and after a time in steady-state 
>> operation did you do an analysis of human and 
>> hardware/software costs (as well as service to 
>> end sites, such as outages that might not have 
>> happened with normal routers and LAN switches) 
>> to see if you actually saved money?

: For us, the ability to have more tools to poke 
: at the state of the system and troubleshoot 
: issues (such as performing packet captures
: directly on the device) has been invaluable.  
: It has allowed us to track down issues (such 
: as TCP window scaling problems with unnamed
: cloud services and their incorrectly configured 
: load balancers) remotely that would have 
: required on-site capture in the past.

This alone would put me in heaven, rather than the mirror to an open port and sniff it procedure...  :-)

Thanks for the response,

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