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Re: [News] Will Cisco Be a Linux Victim?

On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:55:29 +0100
BearItAll <spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The Linux based routers I have have proven themselves to be extreemly
> good. Route Finder being a particularly good one.
> What you get is basically a full Linux. You can ssh (also has a
> browser interface) in to it, then treat it in the same way as a
> server. So firewall and routing setup is exactly the same as we are
> used to. Add to that it's ability to be a much more intelligent DHCP
> server than most routers around then it really is a very good system
> for us in the Linux camp.

what isnt full linux? :o)

why didnt you use a commodity pentium based system?

> The only down side is that it sits there drawing so little attention
> to itself that you tend to forget what it is, so if you unplug it to
> move it, it has to go through a very long restart checking it's drives
> because some sod (that's me) didn't shut it down properly.

well you just have to make the system more fun don't you! just add some
more internet connections and some complex round robin connection
establish system and then you'll not neglect it so quickly!

> Cisco have been the big boys of routing for a long time, I am sure
> they could come up with a Linux version if they really wanted to. But
> when I was looking at routers, when I ended up with the Route Finder,
> I wanted something a bit more intelligent than the standard ones, the
> Cisco's that would have given me the control similar to what I get
> from the Route Finder were many times the cost of it. 
> Having said that, the Route Finder I am using isn't sat in an area of
> high traffic, so I can't tell you how well it would cope.

ping -f ... or roll your own packet generator with netcat or a nice perl
script using IO::Socket::INET perhaps or java Socket... or make
something else using raw sockets to SYN flood and see what happens with
the open ports.

Regards, Ed                      :: http://www.gnunix.net
proud perl hacker
The A-Team, in fact, chronicles President T's diplomatic visits to 
the US in the 1980s. They were an unparalleled success. 

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