[AusNOG] Router on a stick for a production environment

Paul Wilkins paulwilkins369 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 21:56:09 EST 2015

Don't do it. There are many configuration items (eg. policing/shaping)
which will not work with virtual interfaces.

Paul Wilkins

On 29 April 2015 at 09:44, James Mcintosh <james.mcintosh at rocketmail.com>

> Hi Noggers,
> Are any of you out there running "router on a stick" in your production
> environments?
> Traditionally this was only set up in lab/test environments but given how
> expensive 10Gbps+ adapters are from some vendors, and that additional
> adapter capability often forces you up to their next most expensive router
> models is there any reason not to run it in production?
> Most ISP's already run hundreds or even thousands of sub-interfaces per
> physical interface so is there any tangible downside to to just using a
> single physical interface for all the in/out connectivity to your router?
> -James
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