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Re: wanted: new cisco router for cvs connection
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: wanted: new cisco router for cvs connection
- From: Henning Brauer <lists-openbsd_(_at_)_bsws_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 01:03:53 +0159
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 06:24:34PM -0400, Jameel Akari wrote:
> On Fri, 30 May 2003, Ben Goren wrote:
> > On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 10:30:38PM +0200, Jakob Schlyter wrote:
> > > we need a new cisco router for the connection to
> > > cvs.openbsd.org.
> > I'm curious: what is it about the cisco router that makes it
> > preferable to a ``normal'' computer (i386, Sun, whatever) running
> > OpenBSD for this application? I can make guesses--hardware being
> I just went and had a drink with our network engineer. I mentioned this
> and was asked the exact same question. And I said, "well, zebra sucks for
> even small setups, it'll implode under BGP." Or, whatever size of BGP
> Jakob has here that needs 256MB on a Cisco is certainly going to break
That is just not true.
Zebra sucks hard, that is out of question.
Given that, it works surprisingly well for bgp. ospf is unuseable.
I have zebra here doing full-mesh bgp with 4 peers. I would not want
to use it with much more, tho.
> > Might OpenBSD be a reasonable fit in some similar situations to
> > this one?
> Yes and no. Your ISP isn't going to want to BGP peer with you if you're
> not running a Cisco or Juniper or something suitably stable and supported,
> which is what my engineer said in response.
whichever ISP says that is stupid.
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