I am looking back into researching the many flavors of route
reflectors, and would like everyone's opinions on what to use. I
believe we have hashed through this in the past, but as these things
move quickly, it might help to discuss the latest.
I would like to consider both sides of the equation, using router
based platforms, as well as PC or workstation type reflectors. I'm
sure we all have pros and cons to either method.
I'm trying to consider the entire range of reflectors, all at varying
levels of cost. The gauntlet runs from free software that is
entirely unsupported up to support contracts where a software
developer will live with you.
Just to add my thoughts:
I'm leaning towards PC/Unix based reflectors just due to the cost of
hardware, especially memory. It is much easier to have parallel and
redundant workstations, than it is to have a carrier class router.
Thanks for any help,