The Making of a Router

Andrew D Kirch trelane at
Thu Dec 26 16:55:01 UTC 2013

If you're trying to do this cheaply, I'd recommend an appropriate sized 
Mikrotik router, and perhaps something running digium's transcoding 
hardware/Asterisk, or some Adtran hardware.

Don't put all this in one box.


On 12/26/2013 11:33 AM, Nick Cameo wrote:
> 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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