[nycbug-talk] breaking up a big cisco

alex at pilosoft.com alex at pilosoft.com
Tue Apr 11 17:29:32 EDT 2006

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006, Isaac Levy wrote:

> Before I (or anyone else) blabs too much on the topic, I noted that your
> original email doesn't mention CARP (or Cisco's VRRP) as a tool for
> providing redundancy.
> Is there any reason why you want/need to stick to Cisco gear?
> -- With a decent budget, and a decent amount of rackspace (let's say
> 6u), is it out of the scope of reason to run OpenBSD on new X86
> hardware, and use OpenBSD?
It's called the real world. :) I've got to admit, I sleep so much better 
ever since junking my quagga/loonix routers in favor of proper (and 
expensive solutions). 

The clue can substitute for spending money, sometimes. But other times,
even though you *think* you can, the resulting configuration is too
brittle, and care & feeding will take far more time than buying a complete
solution from cisco.

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