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Network Routing without Cisco or Juniper?
- From: Deepak Jain
- Date: Wed Sep 04 03:41:49 2002
It has been a long time since I have seen this thread hashed out,
so I figured I'd bring it up publicly.
Is anyone comfortable using (in a network with > 5 routers) any
non-Cisco or non-Juniper routers for BGP speaking? (Zebra/Gated
boxes only count if customer traffic is carried through the device).
Historically, some networks have been big fans of Gated boxes and
such because they were cheap and scalable to a point. Now many
BGP speaking platforms are extremely inexpensive (even from CSCO
and JNPR). I was wondering if the consensus has changed.
Boxes like Foundry, Extreme, Redback and many others all talk BGP
(at least to a first approximation) but is their lack of use in
the core/edge/CPE a lack of scale, stability, performance or just