Residential CPE suggestions

Joe Greco jgreco at
Wed May 7 17:18:09 UTC 2014

> It uses a Cavium Octeon processor which does have dedicated HW packet proce=
> ssing.  A moderate number of  prefixes won't slow it down doing vanilla for=
> warding, not sure about 2 million though...  I believe they have recently o=
> ptimized some of the FW stuff to take advantage of the HW as well. =20
> Layering services like FW, NAT, and tunneling definitely drops the packet r=
> ate significantly, but it is still capable of 100+Mbps at IMIX packet sizes=
> .=20
> I think there are a couple of in depth tests out there.
> In my experience the ERL works really well for a $99 device.=20

I sent them an inquiry and they sent a friendly but fact-free response
so it is probably safe to assume that it is relatively good at basic
packet forwarding but the services will kill it.

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.

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