The Making of a Router

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at
Fri Dec 27 20:26:13 UTC 2013

Well said Baldur....

For those who are movie buffs.. here is the snippet that visually summaries..

As to the knee jerk reaction to a server doing routing.... such folks tend to forget that 
Routers are purpose built servers....and most of the Internet Routing was originally done by servers (or main frames or minis) etc.


Faisal Imtiaz
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----- Original Message -----

> What I get from you guys is that in your opinion it is not possible to set
> up a small ISP without spending a ton on Juniper or Cisco. I am not buying
> that. Even if I did not have a clear limit on my capital, I would be
> looking at avoiding paying that kind of money, because in the end the money
> comes out of my own pocket.
> Everybody have critical services running on servers. DHCP, DNS, Radius and
> so on are all on servers and you will be down if these services are down.
> What is with the knee jerk reaction for suggesting that the BGP daemon
> could also be run on a server? There seems to be many advantages of doing
> it this way, and not all of them are related to cost.
> Regards,
> Baldur

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