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IPv6 faster/better proof? was Re: Need /24 (arin) asap

> On Jun 22, 2018, at 9:31 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> On 22/Jun/18 15:05, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via NANOG wrote:
>> Iâ??m not really sure â??you get what you pay forâ?? â?¦ compare with OpenWRT â?¦ you have frequent updates, even in days when some important security flaw is discovered, as it happened a few months ago with WiFi. You can even develop yourself what you want or pay folks to do it for you.
> No one disputes that, but there is a reason why operators are paying for
> MikroTik instead of taking a white box and flashing it with free code
> from any number of sources.
> They could either spend time developing free code on white boxes to a
> level where it does everything they want, or they could decide for what
> MikroTik offers for an integrated solution (hardware + software), the
> time and effort are outweighed by the cost, as a function of traditional
> alternatives such as Cisco, Juniper, Nokia, Brocade, e.t.c.
> Joe Average has neither the experience nor the inclination to flash
> whatever box he has with OpenWRT. You and I do (well, I've grown lazy,
> so...). Copy & paste for FTTH service providers dealing with thousands
> or millions of customers who want to pay nothing for 1Gbps to their
> house, and you quickly see why this is not an easy problem to solve.

Iâ??ve found most folks doing Tik need the GUI, etc to interact with the devices.  I canâ??t say I blame them in some ways either.  Have you tried to upgrade an IOS-XR device before?  One-click updates in Tik are much easier.  Even UBNT itâ??s fairly straightforward.  Personally I use Tik for layer-2 stuff, be it media converters or switches where thereâ??s not some other alternative that makes more sense.  Iâ??m comfortable with a CLI, but most people Iâ??ve tried to say â??hey, use this itâ??s betterâ?? say â??I canâ??t http/https to it, the learning curve is too steepâ??.

- Jared