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Re: Zebra/linux device production networking?

  • From: Miquel van Smoorenburg
  • Date: Wed Jun 07 14:51:13 2006
  • Distribution: cistron
  • Newsgroups: lists.nanog

In article <[email protected]>,
william(at) <[email protected]> wrote:
>you should be able
>to set linux that is secure as freebsd. There are some differences
>in the routing code whereas Linux is designed with per-flow based
>switching in mind (which works very well when used as a server)

Nobody noticed, but Linux 2.6 has alternative FIB code you can
select when compiling the kernel. Yes, it is fairly new and I'm
not sure it is production quality, but still. The config option
is IP_FIB_TRIE, for the LC-trie algorithm. It's supposed
to be something like CEF.