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

Baldur Norddahl baldur.norddahl at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 03:21:59 CST 2017

Why not use a Linux or BSD computer for this? It is cheap and you know
exactly what you are getting. It will forward 10 gig at line rate at least
for normal traffic.



Den 3. jul. 2017 21.08 skrev "Job Snijders" <job at instituut.net>:

> 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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