The Making of a Router

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at
Fri Dec 27 21:24:54 UTC 2013

Fair point.. but in real life, isn't that true for everything...

I say the same .... be familiar(honest awareness) with the limits (limitations) and capabilities of your specific solution, be it a 'dyi' or a commercial solution, before pushing it to the limit.

Unless of course, you have factored in the ability to deal with the consequences.

Most 'DYI' solutions, make the non-techy bean counters very nervous, and seeing a major 'name brand' label for some odd reason makes them real comfortable, ir-respective of the capabilities or function of either solution.

If you have to answer to the bean counters, then this is a very valid point to be considered.


Faisal Imtiaz
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jared Mauch" <jared at>
> To: "Faisal Imtiaz" <faisal at>
> Cc: "Eugeniu Patrascu" <eugen at>, "North American Network Operators' Group" <nanog at>
> Sent: Friday, December 27, 2013 4:04:12 PM
> Subject: Re: The Making of a Router
> 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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