[Cerowrt-devel] cheap BGP capable routers?

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Thu Feb 21 01:54:59 EST 2019

On Wed, 20 Feb 2019, Dave Taht wrote:

> I'm casting about for some old, cheap, cisco/juniper/etc *actual
> hardware* routers, with bgp capability, for some interop testing in
> light of my upcoming talk at netdevconf. They need not be fast, need
> not have more than 2 ports, it would help for the software to be
> maintained and current.
> I hit ebay and an asr-1000 still goes for 6k. Anything "out there"
> that is significantly cheaper than that?

Buy a Cisco 7206 VXR with NPE-G1. They cost around 100-200USD for a 
complete unit. They even do fair-queue and run much of the original code 
from the 90ties (I doubt it's been touched much).

If you need full Internet BGP tables then it needs to have 1GB of RAM.

I have close to 20 year experience with these kinds of boxes, so I can 
help you before you buy.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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