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Open Source Software: Who Gives And Who Takes?

Two vendors last week cut a deal to make available the guts of an open source router. Vyatta will enable its Open Flexible Router software to run on a Linux server equipped with Sangoma Technologies' WanPipe WAN interface cards. These PCI cards ship with serial or digital interfaces from ADSL to T3. A quad-T1 card is priced at $1,499.

The open source routing code is based on the XORP routing project out of the International Computer Sciences Institute and includes OSPF, BGP, and RIP routing protocols and network address translation. The router probably won't cost Cisco many sales; it's still the market leader despite premium prices.

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