The Making of a Router

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Fri Dec 27 18:09:04 UTC 2013

On Fri, 27 Dec 2013, Faisal Imtiaz wrote:

> 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.

For a lot of organizations, one of the values of big dedicated hardware 
for the network is in the support contracts that are purchased with the 
hardware.  If something breaks, there is someone to call to work with and 
resolve the situation.  In a DIY setup, you're usually on your own.  As 
others have noted, that's fine, if you understand and accept that risk.


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