Examples of Software Routers ??

February 9, 2011 at 12:44:25
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Hi every one,

This is my first post, i am pretty new in this site.

A few days ago i came across the term "Software Routers", i went through many websites to find an accurate definition but got a bit lost. What i just understood was a Software Router is a software to be installed on a computer to function like a real Hardware Router. If my understanding was accurate, then my questions would be:
Should those Software Routers be installed in specific operating systems? Servers for example? or any OS would work smoothly?

What are the most popular Software Routers, i want to read a little about each.

Thank you all,

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February 9, 2011 at 13:39:34
Many people use Linux, Unix & even Windows boxes as routers but it's not worth the time or effort, unless you just want to play.

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February 9, 2011 at 13:55:37
Software routing is weak in the Microsoft world but strong in the Linux world.

Web search ip tables and squid for ideas of what linux can do concerning routing.

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February 9, 2011 at 14:23:55
All routers are software routers. A router is just a specialised computer. But the price of consumer routers is so low that it doesn't make much sense to use anything other than a dedicated device for the job.

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