EdgeRouter Infinity as medium-sized "IXP Peering Router"?

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Wed Aug 9 00:59:29 UTC 2017

1.9.7+hotfix.1 is the currently available stable. was released on May 1st. 


Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Nick W" <nickdwhite at gmail.com> 
To: nanog at nanog.org 
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:55:28 PM 
Subject: Re: EdgeRouter Infinity as medium-sized "IXP Peering Router"? 

Tried the Infinity, unsuccessfully. Several of them. Ended up pulling them 
all, sitting in my homelab for now. Multiple full tables, nothing fancy for 
firewall or QOS, but ran into issues with random ribd/bgpd crashes and 
kernel panics. I've submitted a lot of logs and core dumps to UBNT. I would 
personally stay away from them until they are out of beta, and possibly 
even another 6-12 months after that. 

The current stable EdgeMax version ( is relatively stable, but 
using an outdated ZebOS (1.2.0?) with a number of issues (MPLS, OSPF, BGP) 
- nothing too major, but can be annoying. Probably okay for what you 
described. Depending on how much throughput you need, an ERPro, or Mikrotik 
would probably be fine. If you need 10G, load up VyOS on some cheap servers 
with an Intel or Solarflare card... probably cheaper than a beta Infinity 
or Mikrotik. 

On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Job Snijders <job at instituut.net> wrote: 

> Dear NANOG, 
> Some friends of mine are operating a nonprofit (on shoe string) and looking 
> to connect some CDN caches to an IX fabric. A BGP speaking device is needed 
> between the caches and the BGP peers connected to the fabric. The BGP 
> speaker is needed to present the peers on the IX with a unified view of the 
> assemblage of CDN nodes. 
> I was wondering whether anyone was experience with the "EdgeRouter Infinity 
> XG" device, specifically in the role of a simple peering router for a 
> couple of tens of thousands of routes. (I'd point default to the left and 
> take just the on-net routes on the right to reduce the table size 
> requirement). 
> I hope the device can do at least 2xLACP trunks, has a sizable FIB, is 
> automatable (supports idempotency), can forward IMIX at line-rate, *flow, 
> and exposes some telemetry via SNMP. 
> Any note sharing would be appreciated! 
> Kind regards, 
> Job 

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