[j-nsp] ACX50xx l2circuit counters

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Tue Jun 21 02:41:11 EDT 2016

On 20/Jun/16 19:12, Saku Ytti wrote:

> I'm not pointing at JNPR, other vendors do it too. But these
> cheap/dense boxes have tons of things that don't work, and can't work
> and there isn't any clean nice page which lists all gotchas. I think
> it's marketing, marketing fears that if all non-working stuff is
> listed, people won't buy the kit, even if they actually could live
> without those.
> I wonder how many would skip buying ACX5k if they knew all the
> control-plane protecting challenges, or inability to do IPV4+IPV6
> filter in same interface, list is long. But it's same in competitors.
> If JNPR would list them, people might unfairly assume vendor who does
> not, is superior.
> We really should have community pages documenting devices and their
> limitations. Like dpreview for networking kit :/

To be honest, as I've said a few times before, I'm still nowhere being
comfortable buying a router that uses merchant silicon.

I know that while I'm not aware of the full list of what might not work,
I know there is bound to be a lot of surprises.

That said, I am considering Arista's core switches for my 100Gbps
upgrade, which I am happy to do because the only difficult thing those
switches have to do is load balancing of LAG's. I doubt Broadcom can
cock that up, but I will test first anyway.

Outside of that, I'm not touching a router that is not based on custom


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