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

Nick W nickdwhite at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 03:55:31 CST 2017

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using an outdated ZebOS (1.2.0?)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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