[c-nsp] RSP4 as route server? - seeking suggestions and opinions

David Coulson david at davidcoulson.net
Sat Dec 20 09:42:14 EST 2008

I'm surprised it worked mid 2007 - I've certainly had no success loading 
full tables into 256Mb in the last two years without aggressive filtering.

So, my answer would be 'no'. I'd be tempted to use a Linux or BSD box if 
you just want a basic route server.

Ang Kah Yik wrote:
> Hi all,
> Would an RSP4 (256MB RAM) from a 7505 be any good as a pure route server (no
> forwarding) for 2 or more full IPv4 BGP tables?
> Prior to decommissioning in mid '07, it acted as a border router handling 2
> upstreams but I would like to know if it can cope with routing table growth
> for at least the next year or so.
> Suggestions and opinions are most welcome. Cheers.

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