[TriLUG] OT: Connecting a Cisco router to a Linux box
jonc at nc.rr.com
Fri Dec 26 12:24:42 EST 2003
On Fri, 2003-12-26 at 07:33, Chris Bullock wrote:
> Jon Carnes wrote:
> If I may ask, what do you use as your routing application, are you
> kernel routing or using something like Zebra. I have used OpenBSD and
> Linux routing for over a year and Cisco hands down is more user friendly
> at the command line IMHO.
It must be a matter of which you learn first. I find that "hands down"
OpenBSD or Linux's Kernel routing setup are extremely easy.
> I need some type of "free" application to do
> dynamic routing and possibly policy routing on the same box.
OpenBSD! OpenBSD does some excellent prioritization queuing and routing
of packets. There are even quite a few canned scripts which cover common
situations (some you'll find in the man pages).
> likely I will need to do fail over routing, as this is the main point
> where I wish to implement this. So could you/someone point me in the
> right direction about finding a solution to my situation.
I use Linux for most of my fail-over and HA (High Availability) stuff.
Ultramonkey has a nice implementation of the LVS (Linux Virtual Server)
for HA situations. In general though I script my own fail-overs
> I am not
> biased of using Linux over 'BSD, but I wish also to at some point place
> firewall/ACL on these routers.
I think you'll find this list very helpful should you choose Linux :-)
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
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