The Making of a Router

Warren Bailey wbailey at satelliteintelligencegroup.com
Thu Dec 26 17:21:11 UTC 2013


Not to mention the fact that this "router" will require support. The build before buy people are silly. Let the smart router guys do their thing and use their box accordingly. When it breaks call to inform them it broke and they will fix it. Diy projects are a nightmare to support.


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-------- Original message --------
From: Eric Clark <cabenth at gmail.com>
Date: 12/26/2013 8:00 AM (GMT-09:00)
To: Faisal Imtiaz <faisal at snappytelecom.net>
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: The Making of a Router


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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