[j-nsp] Junos to IOS translation

Sebastian Becker sb at lab.dtag.de
Mon Jun 6 07:23:09 EDT 2016

Be aware that this is not like translating word by word to get the same functionality. The same will apply if you compare Google Translator against a real studied translator in person.

Sebastian Becker
sb at lab.dtag.de

> Am 05.06.2016 um 17:51 schrieb Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu>:
> On 5/Jun/16 16:37, Doug McIntyre wrote:
>> I would expect to find such a tool on *cisco's* website, its not like
>> a vendor will write a tool for you to go away from them. But then
>> again I wouldn't expect Cisco to be that accomidating either.
>> I've not heard of such a tool, of course several vendors provide an IOS
>> to their kit, but the opposite doesn't tend to happen all that often. And
>> with the slight subtle differences in IOS vs IOS-XE and IOS-XR depending
>> on what your target platform is, might be pretty difficult to maintain.
>> It would probably be pretty straight forward to translate Juniper
>> configs over to IOS, the layout of the config should be pretty
>> straightforward and self-documenting (unlike IOS, with hidden defaults,
>> or really magical things, like dynamic routing prefix filter lists). 
> You can't even get an IOS to IOS XR converter, so no chance Cisco will
> write a Junos to IOS converter.
> Back in 2008, when I deployed my first IOS XR box (a 4-slot CRS router),
> I spent a month reading about IOS XR (3.9 at the time), and mapping
> every IOS command to IOS XR where one existed.
> Mark.
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