Cisco router or Linux router ?

Cisco router or Linux router ?

Post by Suresh Kumar » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



Hi,

We are about to get a leased line to connect our departments
intranet to Internet.

Should we use a cisco router or a linux pc with multiple ethernet
cards?

What are the pros and cons?


Suresh
------------------------------------------------------------
Suresh Kumar.R
Lecturer
Dept of Electronics & Communication
College of Engineering
Trivandrum - 695 016
INDIA


 
 
 

Cisco router or Linux router ?

Post by DanH » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> Hi,

> We are about to get a leased line to connect our departments
> intranet to Internet.

> Should we use a cisco router or a linux pc with multiple ethernet
> cards?

> What are the pros and cons?

I took a Cisco router out and put a P133 with 64 Meg RAM and four NICs
in it's place to segregate the three subnets (10.x.x.x subnetted to
class C) for about 250 machines of NT, Solaris, HP-UX, etc and it's
working great.

If your line is T-3 or less it's a toss up, if you have a Gigabyte
ethernet or higher, I'd use a Cisco.

Dan
--
UNIX - Not just for vestal *s anymore
Linux - Choice of a GNU generation

 
 
 

Cisco router or Linux router ?

Post by Suresh Kumar. » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


We are going to get a 64K leased line and at present around 150 is the max
connections we can expect.

Will any functionality would be lost if we use a linux router?

I mean, we should be able to restrict bandwidth usage of different
intranets, denying/accepting certain web sites etc.

Suresh




> >Hi,

> >We are about to get a leased line to connect our departments
> >intranet to Internet.

> >Should we use a cisco router or a linux pc with multiple ethernet
> >cards?

> >What are the pros and cons?


> Linux will be cheaper, the Cisco will (generally speaking) be a faster
> router. It all depends on what kind of connection you're going to
> have, and how many folks will be on it. If you're getting a DS3 and
> you'll have 3000 people on it, then Cisco 7500 is the way to go. If
> you're just getting a T1 or 10BT with maybe a couple hundred folks on
> it, I'd go Linux.
> --
> ClassAct

 
 
 

Cisco router or Linux router ?

Post by N. McNeil » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> Hi,

> We are about to get a leased line to connect our departments
> intranet to Internet.

> Should we use a cisco router or a linux pc with multiple ethernet
> cards?

> What are the pros and cons?


> Suresh
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Suresh Kumar.R
> Lecturer
> Dept of Electronics & Communication
> College of Engineering
> Trivandrum - 695 016
> INDIA



This is only my opinion: I've order and installed Cisco and I work for
the
company that bought Bay Networks last year.
1. "get a leased line" ? frame-relay? xDSL? ISDN? 56k?
2. Cisco is going to cost you a truck load of money, $x,000.00 just for
one.
3. if you connecting two sites then I would suggest using linux.
it's pretty easy to set up(netcfg) and you can also use if for other
things,
pop3, samba, nfs, etc..
4. I'm running ADSL at home with 3 pc's using my linux box as a router,
running a firewall and a proxy server. So what I have is a $500,00
450mhz

down

--
N. McNeill

http://www.ipass.net/~njm
soon to be http://www.linuxexsite.com

The best things in life are free

 
 
 

Cisco router or Linux router ?

Post by N. McNeil » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> Hi,

> We are about to get a leased line to connect our departments
> intranet to Internet.

> Should we use a cisco router or a linux pc with multiple ethernet
> cards?

> What are the pros and cons?


> Suresh
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Suresh Kumar.R
> Lecturer
> Dept of Electronics & Communication
> College of Engineering
> Trivandrum - 695 016
> INDIA



This is only my opinion: I've order and installed Cisco and I work for
the
company that bought Bay Networks last year.
1. "get a leased line" ? frame-relay? xDSL? ISDN? 56k?
2. Cisco is going to cost you a truck load of money, $x,000.00 just for
one.
3. if you connecting two sites then I would suggest using linux.
it's pretty easy to set up(netcfg) and you can also use if for other
things,
pop3, samba, nfs, etc..
4. I'm running ADSL at home with 3 pc's using my linux box as a router,
running a firewall and a proxy server. So what I have is a $500,00
450mhz

down

--
N. McNeill

http://www.ipass.net/~njm
soon to be http://www.linuxexsite.com

The best things in life are free

 
 
 

Cisco router or Linux router ?

Post by Suresh Kumar. » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


Hi,

We are going to get a 64kbps leased line and the maximum connections
expected is less than 150. Could you give anything more ?

Suresh

> This is only my opinion: I've order and installed Cisco and I work for
> the
> company that bought Bay Networks last year.
> 1. "get a leased line" ? frame-relay? xDSL? ISDN? 56k?
> 2. Cisco is going to cost you a truck load of money, $x,000.00 just for
> one.
> 3. if you connecting two sites then I would suggest using linux.
> it's pretty easy to set up(netcfg) and you can also use if for other
> things,
> pop3, samba, nfs, etc..
> 4. I'm running ADSL at home with 3 pc's using my linux box as a router,
> running a firewall and a proxy server. So what I have is a $500,00
> 450mhz

> down

> --
> N. McNeill

> http://www.ipass.net/~njm
> soon to be http://www.linuxexsite.com

> The best things in life are free

 
 
 

1. Suse Linux Router hinter Cisco Router ???

Ich denke das geh?rt nich ganz hierher, aber vielleicht wei? ja doch jemand
wie ich das machen kann.

Folgendes Problem:

Ich versuche einen lokalen Router mit SUSE Linux 7.1 zu konfigurieren. Im
Prinzip soll dieser Router vor dem eigentlichen Cisco-Router mit der
internen IP 192.168.128.1 stehen.

Es ist deshalb nicht notwendig die Bchse als FW zu konfigurieren. Sie soll
NUR alle ein/ausgehenden Pakete von eth0 nach eth1 und umgekehrt
weiterleiten. (Ich will die durchgehenden Pakete mitloggen)

Bisher ist mir das irgendwie nicht gelungen...

Das System tr?gt immer eine dumme default-route zum eth0 ein. Diese

ist in der route.conf nicht eingetragen. Selbst nach /etc/init.d/route stop
ist diese eine route noch vorhanden...

Hat vielleicht jemand nen Tipp bzw. nen Dokument wie ich das erreichen kann?

Gru? und Dank

Igor.

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