Re: Linux 2.4 as a router, when is it appropriate?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri May 03 2002 - 09:10:57 EST

> I have heard that performance wise, if you have a fast CPU,
> much memory and good NICs that Linux can be as good
> all but the high end routers. Are there important missing
> features or realiability issues that make using Linux not
> suitable for "enterprise" use?

CPU and RAM isnt that important. Your normal limit is the PCI bus bandwidth.
At gigabit speeds that becomes a bottleneck, followed by RAM bandwidth.
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