Cheap Juniper Gear for Lab

Eric Van Tol eric at
Wed Apr 11 06:34:56 CDT 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:31 PM
> To: Mark Kamichoff
> Cc: jgoodwin at; nanog at
> Subject: Re: Cheap Juniper Gear for Lab
> It's quite unfortunate. I'd really like for the SRX series to not be
> so crippled for
> my purposes.
> Owen

While it may not forward packets exactly like an M-series or MX, for the OP's purpose of simply learning JUNOS in a home lab, it will work just fine.  I learned quite a bit using Olives (which don't exist), with the understanding that there were a lot of limitations. 

To the OP, I would also suggest checking out Juniper's website, specifically the 'Education' section.  There are a ton of excellent learning tools on there - Learning Bytes, Web-Based Training, Day One books, etc.:


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