[c-nsp] Leaked Video or Not (Linux and Cisco for internal Sales folks)

adamv0025 at netconsultings.com adamv0025 at netconsultings.com
Wed Jun 27 12:41:55 EDT 2018

> Tails Pipes
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 3:00 PM
> can you easily answer this question ? why packets are not pushed in linux ?
> is it because of big switch, cumulus, pica8 ?
> can you push packets in linux without writing code to do that ? who is writing
> that code ?
> this is supposedly a community effort, something that older generations
> dont understand.
If pure linux as NOS has some legs it'll fly regardless of cisco blessing, don't worry no single company owns the whole industry.
Also we can argue that this is only about the OS but in reality it's also the quality of apps running on top and the quality of the underlying HW that plays a major role.
The quality of BGP app for instance, or the ability of the forwarding ASIC to deliver the stated pps rate even if multiple features are enabled or protect high priority traffic even if ASIC is overloaded.

Oh and with regards to:
<  I am sick of having to learn all the cisco specific terms to all sorts of different boxes and technologies
I'd recommend you read all the cisco books on networking to get yourself educated on the topic and to get the difference between SW and HW forwarding ( -on why packets are not routed in linux)
And while on that I suggest you read all Stanford university lectures on how routers work too, it'll help you understand why Cisco and Juniper ASICs are so much more expensive than white-box ASICs. 


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