[j-nsp] J series packet mode

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Fri Dec 20 04:52:37 EST 2013

> > As I understand it the J series were originally a packet mode box
> > until Juniper switched the default behaviour to flow based. Has there
> > been any major architecture changes that would rule out packet mode
> > operation?
>         Note that they're still going to be silly and allocate all that
> memory for flows, unless you keep the box on 9.x, so it's sort of a dead
> end, but then again the J series is anyway.

I have a few J series boxes in the lab running 9.3R3.8 which is the
last "pure packet" JunOS release before Juniper made the big switch.
I have never wanted firewall functionality on my J series boxes. I
had some hopes that Juniper was going to make a nice box that could
compete with Cisco on the CPE side, but I guess not...

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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