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internetnews.com: Vyatta Open Source Router Has Dell in Tow

Mar 13, 2007, 18:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to tk421 for this link. ]

"Dell might not be offering Linux pre-installed on its PCs yet, but that doesn't mean you can't get Dell hardware for running a Linux router. It's all in Vyatta's latest commercial release of its routing software, which the company said is proof the open source model can work where networking is concerned.

"Vyatta, an enterprise-grade, open-source router platform, offers a number of enhancements in version 2.0 over the first version, which debuted in July. For starters, there is a community and a commercial edition, with the commercial edition offering enterprise support options. The company also shifted from a plain vanilla Linux base it built to a Debian GNU/Linux base for its distribution.

"The 2.0 version also includes VPN functionality, which had been missing from previous iterations of Vyatta's router. Dave Roberts, vice president of strategy at Vyatta, told internetnews.com that VPN was one of the most asked for features from their clients..."

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