New Linux Router from Vyatta

Arthur Cole

Open-source software firm Vyatta has come out with a new appliance containing its Linux-based router/firewall system with an eye toward taking on Cisco, Juniper and others in the enterprise networking field.


The Series 2500 system is the company's first appliance aimed at enterprise users. The initial 2501 unit is a 1U device that features a 1.8 GHz Celeron processor with 512 MB of RAM and an 80 GB SATA hard drive.


It comes stock with two 1 GbE ports, but includes a 64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X expansion slot and an 8x8 PCIe slot. Interface cards are available for 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, 10 GbE, ADSL, T1/E1 and T3.


One negative note is that the system is not yet available with Vyatta's latest software. Vyatta Subscription Edition 3.1 holds most of the same features as the newer 4.1 Vyatta Community Release, but no word yet on when an upgraded appliance will be available

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Aug 5, 2008 5:49 AM MaaS MaaS  says:
well , linux is well known for its stability and compatibility. this project is done with simple Iptables commands, my question is , Why is this different ? Reply
Aug 8, 2008 3:01 AM ejd ejd  says:
The last paragraph here, indicates that the Vyatta 2501 will be shipping with something less than the latest software.This is actually a misconception based on the way Vyatta software is distributed and numbered. The version shipping with the 2501, which is called 3.1 will be the latest of the supported version of the Vyatta software. The reference to a "newer" version called 4.1, is a mis-reference. The version is actually called VC4.1 . VC releases are Vyatta Community version releases. The version numbers of the Community and supported releases are not in sync and can not be compared in order to determine how advanced a Community release is, in relation to the supported releases. Reply
Aug 12, 2008 7:34 AM tommcc tommcc  says:
this is actually quite a bit different than simply using IPtables. Vyatta has engineered a complete network OS that allows you to configure routing(BGP, RIP, OSPF), firewall, VPN, QoS, IPS etc from a familiar networking command line (or Linux commands if you prefer) and is managed from a single config file. Reply

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