SDN Internet Router (sir)

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Wed Jan 4 15:15:34 UTC 2023

On Wed, Jan 4, 2023 at 8:37 AM Tom Beecher <beecher at> wrote:

> Disagree that it’s a line in the sand. It’s use the right tool for the
> job.
> If a device is low FIB, it’s that way for a reason. There are plenty of
> ways to massage that with policy and software, depending on capabilities ,
> but at the end of the day, trying to sort 10 pounds of shit to store in a 5
> pound bag is eventually going to end up the same way.

Some of the reasoning behind 'i need/want to do SDN things' is 'low fib
device' sort of reasonings. Some is: "I just want a forwarding decision
that's not entirely LPM oriented"
(or to be fair: "My LPM is not JUST longest prefix, but also some other

For folk that are looking for software alternatives you might look at

which still seems to be actively developed.
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