Open source hardware
mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 05:01:52 UTC 2014
On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM, Andrew Duey <
andrew.duey at widerangebroadband.net> wrote:
> I'm surprised nobody's mentioned vyatta.org or the new fork of VyOs. We
> are currently using the vyatta community edition and so far it's been good
> to to us. It depends on your hardware and how small of an ISP you are but
> it might be a great open source fit for you.
The orig. author has potentially set course for a world of hurt -- if the
plan is to scrap robust packaged highly-validated gear having separate
hardware forwarding planes and ASIC-driven filtering, to stick cheap x86
servers in the SP core and internet borders.
Sure... anyone can install Vyatta on a x86 server, but assembly of all
the pieces and full validation for a resilient platform comparable to
carrier grade gear, for a mission critical network, should be a bit more
involved than that.
Next up.... how to build your own 10-Gigabit SFPs to avoid paying for
expensive brand-name SFPs, by putting together some chips, wires, fiber,
and tying it all together with a piece of duck tape....
just saying... :)
> --Andrew Duey
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