[SPAM]RE: [SPAM]RE: Mikrotik Cloud Core Router and BGP real life experiences?

Dale Rumph dale.rumph at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 15:04:31 UTC 2013


Out of all the network hardware I have worked on in operations these were
by far some of the worst. I read lots of good things but like most things
in life these just dont stack up against a Cisco or Juniper for stability
and reliability. Most of the ISP's I have worked with were HSD but i also
followed the progression path in the industry so i have time with Dial Up,
ADSL/X/...,WISP's, Data Centers etc. and FTTH

I generally only see these in WISP's and some DSL installs. Never anything
with huge traffic load and full tables. Generally always driven by the cost
factor alone without regard to much else imho. But that's just my
experience. However maybe there are people that have managed to keep these
up and handle all you have requested.

just my 2c


On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Dennis Burgess <dmburgess at linktechs.net>wrote:

> We have many with full routing tables.  Load balancing, works fine, I have
> one site with 8 DSL lines doing balancing across them.   We typically don't
> use a GRE tunnel, but OpenVPN or IPSEC work great.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: matt kelly [mailto:mjkelly at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 27, 2013 8:41 AM
> To: Raymond Burkholder
> Cc: NANOG list
> Subject: [SPAM]RE: Mikrotik Cloud Core Router and BGP real life
> experiences?
>
> They can not handle a full routing table. The load balancing doesn't work.
> They can not properly reassemble fragmented packets, and therefore drop
> all but the first "piece". They can not reliably handle traffic loads over
> maybe 200 Mbps, we needed 4-6 Gbps capacity. They can not hold a gre tunnel
> connection.
>
> On Dec 27, 2013 9:07 AM, "Raymond Burkholder" <ray at oneunified.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > >My real world experience with these is that they suck. Plain and simple.
> > >Don't waste your time.
> >
> > Would you mind elaborating what you were trying to accomplish and what
> > failed?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Ray
> >
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