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Mx204 alternative

On 02/09/2019 11:16, Mark Tinka wrote:
> On 8/Aug/19 05:33, Brandon Martin wrote:
>> MX204 is a very nice pizza box router for service providers.  I'm not
>> aware of anything quite like it in terms of having a mature control
>> plane.  I like the JunOS config language better than Cisco-style that
>> most other folks use.
> The MX204 is pretty hard to beat. It fits well as a peering/transit
> router, as well as a Metro-E router where you need a 100Gbps ring to
> carry 10Gbps customers, as well as downstream cheaper routers that will
> do sub-10Gbps quite nicely.
> That said, at least for the Metro, I still believe a lighter version of
> the MX204, with dense 1Gbps capability, is still needed. Been asking
> since 2007.
> Mark.

What about handling LAG on 1Gb/sec links?  That is a major showstopper 
if indeed it is missing:

�            On MX10003 and MX204 routers, rate selectability at PIC 
level and port level does not support 1-Gbps speed.
�            On MX10003 and MX204 routers, the interface name prefix 
must be xe.
�            On MX10003 and MX204 routers, even after configuring 1-Gbps 
speed, the protocol continues to advertise the bandwidth as 10-Gigabit 
�            On MX10003 and MX204 routers, Link Aggregation Group (LAG) 
is supported on 10-Gbps speed only. It is not supported on 1-Gbps speed.