[clug-talk] Mikrotik routers & MPLS on the cheap
lewkor at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 15:22:56 PST 2010
I have been looking at routerboard for a while. The only thing that
makes me want to go elsewhere is that I can't find much on routeros.
My suspicion is that it is some kind of Linux that they hack together
themselves. That would mean that kernel updates may be slower than a
regular Linux distro.
What I want is a board that runs Linux and preferably Debian. Do you
know if you can install another OS on this board without having some
JTAG or some other hardware system to assist you in doing it. So far
I am looking at Soekris for my next router.
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:47 PM, John Jardine
<john_e_jardine at spamcop.net> wrote:
> I'd like to setup a MPLS core network as part of my home lab. MPLS
> enabled routers are normally pretty expensive so when I saw the ad for
> Mikrotik on page 3 of the January LinuxJournal I got pretty excited.
> I couldn't find a link to the ad, but the corporate site is here:
> What I'm considering is 4 or 5 of these:
> At $40 each it's a steal if I can use them as a core and then hang Cisco
> PEs off them then I can model my real work.
> Has anyone setup a 4 or 5 P-Router core to play with? Any comments,
> suggestions, pointers?
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