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Re: So... what's the best routing solution for..

  • From: Tony Li
  • Date: Thu Jun 11 05:28:28 1998

sjsobol@shell.nacs.net (Steve Sobol) writes:

> ... a small operation with a few computers (maybe three or four servers
> plus a handful of other computers)...
> 
> ... that is not multihomed, and in fact will just be running an Ethernet
> link down to the ISP downstairs...
> 
> ...that is too small to get an ASN and therefore can't do BGP...
> 
> Do I go with gated or something similar, or try to pick up a cheap used
> router... because I am going to be in this situation within the next
> couple months.
> 
> Suggestions?


Well, you left off a lot of other data that go into consider the 'best'.
Such as, are you a Unix guru?  Do you already have the hardware to build a
system?

The generic response has to be to go with a small 2 port Ethernet router
(e.g., Cisco 2514).

Tony




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