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Re: Zebra/linux device production networking?

  • From: Justin W. Pauler
  • Date: Wed Jun 07 15:55:31 2006
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I'm running ImageStream routers for the Internet distribution side of
my network (2 edge routers, 2 core routers) and I'm extremely happy...
This is a datacenter network and my customers are happy, I guess
that's all that counts.

In my opinion, I prefer to go with a open-source based solution
because of pricing and customizability... I can build a script and
load it into the equipment to give me any type of statistic I want...
And I don't have to wait for a new IOS release.


On 6/7/06, Miquel van Smoorenburg <[email protected]> wrote:
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.


Justin W. Pauler
Baton Rouge, LA