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Re: Software router state of the art
Zed Usser wrote:
Hi all!I'd like to be wrong, but there's no way that any PC/Commodity routing system is going to work (in any environment other than Ethernet). For the small ISP starting out (you know, the ones selling T1's/xDSL), there are no Channelized T3/OC3 cards available for a PeeCee, which means you still need to buy something from Cisco or Juniper. And the major carriers are already using Cisco/Juniper, because even at the price they charge they aren't unreasonable because they support their product. I don't care how many packets per second, or simultaneous route flows you can do if I can't plug anything besides Ethernet into it. If you can show me the hardware, great I'll take a look at it, otherwise these simply don't matter all that much.