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real hardware router VS linux router

Not much really, besides your personal preference and the configurability of
the device (will maintaining some semblance of sanity), there are some very
nice custom linux based appliances out there e.g. vyatta routers, which
boast 10 times throughput of Cisco (2800 series) routers, however it all
comes down to what you want to do. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Deric Kwok [mailto:deric.kwok2000 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 4:30 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: real hardware router VS linux router

Hi All

Actually, what is the different hardware router VS linux router?

Have you had experience to compare real router eg: cisco VS linux router?

eg: streaming speed... tcp / udp

Thank you for your information