IPv6 faster/better proof? was Re: Need /24 (arin) asap
JORDI PALET MARTINEZ
jordi.palet at consulintel.es
Fri Jun 22 13:05:43 UTC 2018
I’m not really sure “you get what you pay for” … compare with OpenWRT … you have frequent updates, even in days when some important security flaw is discovered, as it happened a few months ago with WiFi. You can even develop yourself what you want or pay folks to do it for you.
And of course, you don’t depend on a specific hardware vendor. You can have a single model or several ones depending on customer’s needs, but all share the same firmware. You can buy very good quality products from China with 1-5 FastEthernet or Gigabit ports, 1 or dual radio WiFi, 1 or several USB (2.0 or 3.0), with or without Bluetooth, SD card support, even SATA support, and even LTE support. You have so many vendors that you can even decide what CPU you prefer to have and even what Wireless chips …
A basic one will be around 15 USD, the most powerful one will be around 30 USD (without the LTE interface, but space for it).
De: Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu>
Fecha: viernes, 22 de junio de 2018, 13:23
Para: JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <jordi.palet at consulintel.es>
CC: "nanog at nanog.org" <nanog at nanog.org>
Asunto: Re: IPv6 faster/better proof? was Re: Need /24 (arin) asap
On 22/Jun/18 12:47, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ wrote:
Yeah I can confirm, as I tested it several times, 6to4 for them is proto41, but it is very confusing and against standards nomenclature … This don’t say anything good from a vendor, in my opinion!
Even those networks I know running MikroTik for revenue generation don't run around saying they think they are working with the best vendor :-).
But the truth is in the numbers - I'm to find another vendor in my parts that sells more gear without presence in any country on the continent.
They basically run a Linux … and you have OpenWRT sources with all what they need to implement 4in6 transition mechanisms, so no excuses! I must say also that no excuses for other CPE vendors, of course, but others at least have DS-Lite or even lw4o6. Very few offer 464XLAT (CLAT part is what the CPE needs) or MAP-T/E. Hopefully this will change soon.
On the plus side, MikroTik regularly push out updates for their devices, unlike traditional home CPE whose updates tend to disappear one year after you buy and install them, leaving the only option to update software being a hardware swap-out.
Can MikroTik do more, certainly. But this is clearly a case of "you get what you pay for".
On the other hand, Cisco have (yet again) delayed ORR until 2019/2020, if at all. Juniper have screwed up their EX switch CLI with this ELS monstrosity, a problem they hope to correct in 2019/2020, if at all. And I'm paying through eyes for those puppies...
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