Low Cost 10G Router

Colton Conor colton.conor at gmail.com
Wed May 20 16:42:18 UTC 2015

So, from the sounds of it most are saying for low cost, the way to go would
be a software router, which I was trying to avoid. To answer the bandwidth
question, we would have three 10G ports with three different carriers and
at max push 10Gbps of total traffic to start.

I think this leaves me with hardware routers that can support full BGP
tables. So, who actually sells full bgp routers. So far on my list I have:
Juniper MX Series
Brocade MLXe or CER
Cisco ASR 9K
Huawei NE40E-X1-M4
ZTE, not sure which model?
ALU 7750

Besides the above, am I missing anyone else that makes a true carrier grade
hardware router?

On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Pavel Odintsov <pavel.odintsov at gmail.com>

> Hello!
> Yes, we could run route add / route del when we got any announce from
> external world with ExaBGP directly. I have implemented custom custom
> Firewall (netmap-ipfw) management tool which implement in similar
> manner. But I'm working with BGP flow spec. It's so complex, standard
> BGP is much times simpler.
> And I could share my ExaBGP configuration and hook scripts.
> ExaBGP config:
> https://github.com/FastVPSEestiOu/fastnetmon/blob/master/src/scripts/exabgp_firewall.conf
> Hook script which put all announces to Redis Queue:
> https://github.com/FastVPSEestiOu/fastnetmon/blob/master/src/scripts/exabgp_queue_writer.py
> But full BGP route table is enough big and need external processing.
> But yes, with some Python code is possible to implement route server
> with ExaBGP.
> On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 5:25 PM, Aled Morris <aledm at qix.co.uk> wrote:
> > On 20 May 2015 at 15:00, Pavel Odintsov <pavel.odintsov at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Yes, you could do filtering with Quagga. But Quagga is pretty old tool
> >> without multiple dynamic features. But with ExaBGP you could do really
> >> any significant route table transformations with Python in few lines
> >> of code. But it's definitely add additional point of failure/bug.
> >
> >
> > Couldn't your back-end scripts running under ExaBGP also manage the FIB,
> > using standard Unix tools/APIs?
> >
> > Managing the FIB is basically just "route add" and "route delete" right?
> >
> > Aled
> >
> --
> Sincerely yours, Pavel Odintsov

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