Multi-gigabit edge devices as CPE [TOPIC DRIFT!]

Barry Shein bzs at
Thu Apr 9 17:32:49 UTC 2015

On April 9, 2015 at 09:11 raphael.timothy at (Tim Raphael) wrote:
 > VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta and is still being developed very actively and it pushing ahead with many new features! It's pretty stable too imo.

SPEAKING of OSS routers...

Does anyone know of a single OSS project which supports the usual BGP
etc kind of things (routing) AND virtual hosting, the terminology is
muddled, but one IP in, chooses among one or more IPs for
load-balancing (not to be confused with device load-balancing),
fail-over, round-robin, other policies? The typical web farm kind of
thing, but for other kinds of services also like mail, imap, etc.

I know one can piece together more than one project but then one has
to get them to play together and learn their quirks and so forth. For
example I don't think any Mikrotik (ok not strictly OSS but they seem
nice) supports the virtual host stuff unless I'm missing it.

I have some very old Alteons that do the virtual host stuff well
enough but they are very long in the tooth (no IPv6, BGP is so old
it's useless to the point of scary, etc.)

P.S. No particular need for fancy WAN interfaces, ethernet
presentations are fine.

        -Barry Shein

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