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Re: Route Optimization Software / Appliance
From: Gregor Visconty <gvisconty () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:15:01 -0700

I used the PathControl for years (~2003-2007) and it rocked.  We used
it for both performance and cost, preferring cheaper links as long as
the performance was comparable.  It was super stable, I think we had
one or two problems with it the entire time it was installed.  The
only drawback was it was too good, we got lazy and just let it do


On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Drew Weaver <drew.weaver () thenap com> wrote:
Honestly someone should just convince Avaya to opensource and/or sell the Route Science product.

It's only real flaws (even today) are the performance of the hardware it was built on and the lack of IPv6 support.

Give it an x64 kernel that supports 32GB of RAM and you could probably still be using it today.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Israel [mailto:davei () otd com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:12 PM
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Route Optimization Software / Appliance

This is basically Arbinet's "Optimized" product; it uses actual
measurements for loss, round trip time, and jitter to choose routes.
Right now, it is just sold as a service, going through the providers
they sell access to; I don't know if you could purchase/license the
software for your own use.


(Full disclosure: Arbinet is my current employer.)

On 8/22/2011 1:27 PM, Babak Pasdar wrote:
Hello Group,

I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with any route optimization approaches, methodologies or 
platforms, either open source or commercial (Internap FCP), that can actively adjust BGP parameters based on latency 
and number of layer 3 hops to a network rather than AS hops.  We have upstreams all over the country and we would 
like to automate optimization to take the best egress path.

Thank you for your feedback in advance.

Best Regards,


Babak Pasdar
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