Mikrotik Cloud Core Router and BGP real life experiences?

Nick Olsen nick at flhsi.com
Fri Dec 27 20:10:11 UTC 2013

Depends. This router isn't running BCP-38 as it's run at our borders.

Looking at the specs. Firewall rules do take it out of fastpath. Which 
means it's going to take a decent performance hit on paper. I'm not sure if 
their auto method of enabling BCP-38 IE. the IP>Settings>RP Filter method 
would accomplish the same outcome, Without taking the router out of 
fastpath. I assume it works the same as using firewall rules. Just "Behind 
the scenes".

That being said, Real world testing. Running the traffic levels I mentioned 
before. I put a single simple firewall rule on the router. Which 
effectively took it out of fastpath. And also enabled connection tracking. 
I saw no noticeable change in CPU load.

Nick Olsen
 Network Operations 
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From: "Hal Murray" <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2013 2:38 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Cc: "Hal Murray" <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
Subject: Re: Mikrotik Cloud Core Router and BGP real life experiences?

nanog-request at nanog.org said:
> We replaced a few Maxxwave 6 port Atom's with the CCR. ~400Mb/s and ~40K
> pps aggregate across all ports. CPU load went from ~25% to ~0-2%. These 
> in a configuration where they have little or no firewall/nat/queue 
> And in most cases are running MPLS. 

How much CPU does it take to implement BCP-38?

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