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

Josh Reynolds josh at kyneticwifi.com
Tue Jul 4 03:28:07 CST 2017


I kinda feel the same way.  I wish FRR was a big more mature at this
point though.

On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 10:21 PM, Baldur Norddahl
<baldur.norddahl at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Regards
>
> Baldur
>
> 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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