The Making of a Router

Eric Clark cabenth at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 16:55:40 UTC 2013


I also wonder about re-inventing the wheel. The router part is easy, you could even do that with a windows box (that's a joke).

Obviously capital cost is part of it, but the man hours involved in doing what you're talking about, especially since you are talking about a telco.... whatever you come up with has to be pretty darn reliable...

Certainly would be interested in a little more information about the use case.


Eric

On Dec 26, 2013, at 8:46 AM, Faisal Imtiaz <faisal at snappytelecom.net> wrote:

> 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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