High throughput bgp links using gentoo + stipped kernel

Michael McConnell michael at winkstreaming.com
Sun May 19 03:20:47 UTC 2013


Hello Nick,

Your email is pretty generic, the likelihood of anyone being able to provide any actual help or advice is pretty low. I suggest you check out Vyatta.org, its an Open Source router solution that uses Quagga for its underlying BGP management, and if you desire you can purpose a support package a few grand a year.

Cheers,
Mike

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On May 18, 2013, at 9:39 AM, Nick Khamis <symack at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> 
> We are running:
> 
> Gentoo Server on Dual Core Intel Xeon 3060, 2 Gb Ram
> Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet
> Controller (rev 06)
> Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573E Gigabit Ethernet
> Controller (rev 03)
> 
> 2 bgp links from different providers using quagga, iptables etc....
> 
> We are transmitting an average of 700Mbps with packet sizes upwards of
> 900-1000 bytes when the traffic graph begins to flatten. We also start
> experiencing some crashes at that point, and not have been able to
> pinpoint that either.
> 
> I was hoping to get some feedback on what else we can strip from the
> kernel. If you have a similar setup for a stable platform the .config
> would be great!
> 
> Also, what are your thoughts on migrating to OpenBSD and bgpd, not
> sure if there would be a performance increase, but the security would
> be even more stronger?
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Nick
> 



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