[c-nsp] Recommendation for small GBit router

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Dec 16 05:53:06 EST 2011

On 12/16/2011 01:09 AM, "Rolf Hanßen" wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> just pure forwarding of a few public networks towards each other and
> internet with default route.
> No tunnels, no NAT, no DHCP, no VPN or something similar.
> Concerning "relatively cheap": Im searching for "below 3000 Euro
> absolutely". ;)

You'll get nothing in the Cisco range with that feature set for that 
price unless you go 2nd hand, IMO.

Netflow at the same time as 1Gbit/sec is the killer - platforms that do 
both are €lots.

At this level of performance, consider whether a network tap & linux 
machine with one of the software flow capture engines would be an 
alternative - then buy a low-end 3x50 catalyst, which will easily 
perform and do IPv6.

Or tolerate <1Gbit/sec and buy one of the ISRs.

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