The Making of a Router

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at snappytelecom.net
Thu Dec 26 16:46:47 UTC 2013


I am a believer of not having to re-invent the wheel...

Having said that.. have you looked at 'purpose built appliances'  e.g. 

http://www.lannerinc.com/
http://us.axiomtek.com/

If you are looking for a full router....
Consider such as these...
   http://www.linktechs.net/
   http://www.maxxwave.com/

and there are a few others but the concept is the same

Personally, I am not a believer in making a single device be the do all / end all of everything..
While one can do everything on a big server .. however breaking things out e.g. voip trans-coding and routing make maintenance, availability, and ability to create redundancy much more practical.
 

Regards 

Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet & Telecom


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nick Cameo" <symack at gmail.com>
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2013 11:33:13 AM
> Subject: The Making of a Router
> 
> Hello Everyone,
> 
> We are looking to put together a 2u server with a few PCIe 3 x8
> (recommendations appreciated). The router will take a voip transcoding
> line card, and will act as an edge router for a telecom company.
> 
> For things like BGP (Quagga, Zebra, all that lovely stuff!!!), static
> routes, and firewall capabilities we are thinking gentoo linux
> stripped for sure however, what about the BSDs? FreeBSD or OpenBSD.
> Any comments, feedback, does, and don'ts are much appreciated.
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Nick.
> 
> 



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