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PC Week: Labs'-Eye View: Linux Router Project

Feb 22, 2000, 21:01 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pankaj Chowdhry)

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"...why would anyone use a Linux-based router when traditional enterprise routers are relatively inexpensive and extremely reliable? Companies such as Cisco and Foundry Networks Inc. combine an inexpensive box with higher performance and more flexibility than any home-grown Linux-based router could provide. To get the same level of reliability out of a system using the LRP software, for example, you'd have to install multiple hard drives or a flash system, not to mention backup power supplies and perhaps a redundant computer."

"Router manufacturers may be able to use the LRP software to add functionality to their existing products or develop new ones, but the software is not ready for enterprise time."

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