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Mx204 alternative

On 2/Sep/19 14:52, Baldur Norddahl wrote:

> Maturity is such a subjective word.

As service provider operations go, maturity.

> But yes there are plenty of options for routing protocols on a Linux.
> Every internet exchange is running BGP on Linux for the route server
> after all.

Not quite the same thing, but I take your point.

> I am not recommending a server over MX204. I think MX204 is brilliant.
> It is one of the cheapest options and if that is not cheap enough,
> THEN the server solution is probably what you may be looking for. 
> You can move a lot of traffic even with an old leftover server.
> Especially if you are not concerned with moving 64 bytes DDoS at line
> speed, because likely you would be down anyway in that case.
> As to the OPEX I would claim there are small shops that would have an
> easier time with a server, because they know how to do that. They
> would have only one or two routers and learning how to run JUNOS just
> for that might never happen. It all depends on what workforce you
> have. Network people or server guys?

That's what Saku was alluding to earlier - opex is not just in the hardware.