ipfreak at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 10 04:51:17 UTC 2006
sorry...:) i should use "reply all".
--- Aaron Gibson <agibson at confabulator.net> wrote:
> gahn wrote:
> > juniper just uses hardened freebsd kernel for its
> > to run all of other processes such as routing,
> > monitoring the chansises.. etc. those individula
> > processes/daemons are totally writen by juniper
> > and has nothing to do with freebsd development.
> > is why the routing engine uses intel cpu, which
> > volume sale and easy to be upgraded.
> > what makes juniper routers prefered choice for
> > is its stablity. cisco line cards can boast the
> > similar performance like juniper asic based packet
> > processing/forwarding engine. in fact, every
> > uses asic for their product (performance). but
> > old ios just can't provide the stablity that of
> > ios-xr might be since it is totally rewriten.
> > just use freebsd for routing platefom wont give
> > anything near the stablity that juniper routers
> > provide; unles you are genius and writing your own
> > routing software on the top of freebsd kernel.
> > --- Aaron Gibson <agibson at confabulator.net> wrote:
> >> root at rithy4u.net wrote:
> >>> Dear All,
> >>> Can we use FreeBSD in Telecom industry? If I
> >> to build an Internet
> >>> Backbone which connect across country in asia.
> >> it suitable? How is
> >>> its stability of routing compare to Cisco?
> >>> Rgds
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> >> juniper routers do exactly this (freebsd for
> >> routing protocols,
> >> asics for hardware forwarding). Not sure how they
> >> compare to Ci$co (I'm
> >> assuming cost is driving factor for evaluating
> >> freebsd as a routing
> >> platform).
> >> freebsd can do bgp/ospf/etc with software such
> >> quagga or zebra, or
> >> the newer xorp.
> >> some people have used freebsd as a routing
> >> for large networks,
> >> see occaid.org (their network was built with
> >> freebsd/quagga and ip-ip
> >> tunnels, although they did have some juniper m5s)
> >> what you will probably find is that routing in
> >> software may not offer
> >> the performance required for a backbone network.
> >> This is of course
> >> dependent on your needs, and some people (occaid)
> >> have achieved
> >> line-rate (small packets) ip forwarding with
> >> pro 1000 cards and
> >> some patches to enable fastforwarding for ipv6 in
> >> freebsd.
> >> hope this is of some help. I can't give any
> >> with regard to
> >> stability -- quagga/zebra did have some issues as
> >> recall.
> >> for large amounts of traffic it may help to
> >> device driver polling
> >> to reduce interrupt overhead.
> >> --Aaron
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> correct, I should have said that JunOS was based off
> of FreeBSD (I may
> have implied they used GENERIC FreeBSD).
> I attend UIUC.edu, and a student organization I'm
> involved with has a
> couple of FPGA development boards that might be
> interesting to try and
> do IP forwarding on. I guess as the cost of FPGAs
> drop it might become
> possible to compete with ASIC-based routers? I think
> these FPGA boards
> were ~$400.
> by the way, I screwed up replying to the original
> thread so I replied
> only to you (I fixed this). Your reply therefore
> appears to be directed
> to me only. Please send your reply to the mailing
> list (also possible it
> hasn't showed up yet).
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