Re: debian/cyclades .vs. cisco
John Hawley wrote:
> I just priced out a Cisco to handle multiple T1's for our Internet access.
> $15K+, ack!
> Just wondering. Anyone have any experience using the Cyclades-PC300 boards?
> I've already converted the my network services from M$ to Debian/Linux and have
> nothing against converting our router from Ci$co if Linux can match the
I don't have experience with the Cyclades boards but I use Sangoma
(www.sangoma.com) cards in a POTS PIII box and it doesn't even register
a load average saturating multiple T's and multiple NICS.
Sangoma's support has been fantastic and the box has never failed to
operate properly in over a year... for 10% of the cost of a Cisco.
We are currently working to get it running off of a CD-ROM so that we
can eliminate the hard drive as a possible point of failure. Linux
routers are so cheap to build, you can incorporate a couple into your
network design (assuming you are running BGP or the like) and one can
fail, or be taken one out of service for maintenance, and not affect
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