"Firms hoping to reduce network costs by deploying open-source
routers may be disappointed since experts say such systems are hard
to configure and lack the processing power required to handle large
volumes of traffic.
"Vyatta last month became the latest company to launch an
open-source router. It said its Open Flexible Router (OFR) software
can be deployed on standard PCs and is about 80 percent cheaper
than proprietary kit from vendors such as Cisco, Huawei and