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EgoBurp: Unix Router Sweet Spot

Oct 26, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Josh Gentry)

"Special purpose routing devices are ascendant in the IP world today, with specialized hardware and operating systems. Yet Unix has been in service routing IP for a long time, and Unix developers continue to improve and expand Unix routing features. A combination of factors now make Unix routers attractive for certain common applications.

"One of these factors is the availability of free implementations of the platonic ideal of Unix. I'm refering to Linux and the FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD family..."

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