The Making of a Router

Jared Mauch jared at
Fri Dec 27 21:04:12 UTC 2013

On Dec 27, 2013, at 3:37 PM, Faisal Imtiaz <faisal at> wrote:

> e.g. If someone says I need a 10g interface, why is it automatically assumed that the router is going to be running @ Full Line Rate ?

Those of us with experience know that when “something bad(tm)” happens, those features and “expensive silicon” start to show some ROI.  Is it a full trade-off?  Depends on the risks of your business and exposure.

You can get some inexpensive hardware to do fairly fancy features these days.  That can be very good, but caries that risk.  Make sure you evaluate it carefully.

- Jared

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