CoreRouterBuilder 12/5/2012 | 4:12:10 PM
re: IP Infusion Serves Up BGP there is nothing new here. It depends what kind performance you need. if there is an intrest in soft IP forwarding then It could be.

to develop a very large system for 4Og IP forwarding requires a lot --250-300K development cost to put the system together.

routing software is the key if evrything else is there and working optics; asics etc.

Gated was one; it was ported on bunch of routers and etc;

good marketing!
bollocks187 12/5/2012 | 4:12:00 PM
re: IP Infusion Serves Up BGP Agreed nothing new here,

Also first hand experience of using their code - mickey mouse implementation.
MarkElias 12/5/2012 | 4:12:00 PM
re: IP Infusion Serves Up BGP Not sure what the background on your consultant, but route servers have been around for well over 10 years. The initial IETF draft on route servers (RFC1863) was approved in October 1995. There were integral parts of the original NSF Internet NAPs and were used at many exchange points until such time as routers grew up enough to handle the rigors of full mesh BGP connections. According to Merit Networks who were managing the routing policy updates, known as the Route Arbiter Database, the last old style route servers were part of the ANX network and were decommissioned around 2005.
volkot 12/5/2012 | 4:11:09 PM
re: IP Infusion Serves Up BGP
... if you have never heard of the route reflectors?

As it was correctly pointed out, various "soft-router" BGP implementations have been around forever. In fact, running routed/gated was quite popular on NetBSD and FreeBSD PCs in 90s.

So nothing new here.

Now, question is - can IP Infusion refresh and commercialize the legacy public domain code in form of ZebOS or any other animal?

I see nothing wrong with this idea, except for the fact that it's a bit late. Juniper has done exactly this, starting with gated code in 90s, and many other companies followed. So we know it's possible - although it takes time, talent and $$$$ to develop and harden the software. And until this is done, service providers will not trust a newcomer.
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