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Re: Zebra/linux device production networking?
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Mark D. Kaye wrote: > I would be interested to know how many "software" (for want of a better > description) routers are in live production in this kind of environment > i.e. the 99.9999% Uptime variety, from speaking to people albeit > randomly in data centres it would seem to be more common than one might > expect. With the prevalence of Metro Ethernet, I'd think it's probably a pretty common thing. People run firewalls as routers (stuff like CheckPoint), which is basically Linux or FreeBSD, although not with EGP/IGP. > Also does anyone have any peering policies which would exclude peers > with "software" routers specifically, most have a requirement for the > ability to support stable BGP peering but I have not seen any specific > exclusions for such "devices"? MD5 authed BGP sessions might be an issue - At least with Linux it requires a kernel patch (works for me). I'd peered with plenty of big carriers with Linux stuff and they don't care. I probably have more issues with a carrier I peer with who uses Juniper and feeds me my prefixes at a rate of about 50/sec, rather than 2000/sec that I get from others using Cisco (My gear is Cisco in this instance) David -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.3 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFEhgiuTIgPQWnLowkRAo8eAJ9ZLANIku/rvRbRn5z5/kwbNnOspwCg5HfJ nUnzCg1xmcRc/4v3uiq1/eY= =bVnW -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----