I'm a complete network newbie, so please forgive any egregious errors.
I'm a Master's student who wishes to perform benchmarks on distributed databases.
Firstly, I wish to set up configurations locally and ultimately run these systems on various cloud providers.
- The management controller, integrated within the BCM53128 is a weak CPU derived from the 1980s-vintage, 8-bit Intel 8051, which is easily overloaded. This explains the lack of HTTPS SSL support, occasional dropped HTTP requests, etc. It's actually impressive they managed to squeeze an IP stack and web interface onto such a small CPU at all.
Now, my distributed databases will have to communicate using HTTPS.
- A few very minor "cons": it doesn't support HTTPS (secure) access to the management interface, but this isn't that much of an issue on a private network.
Now, I don't care about HTTPS access to the management interface - ordinary HTTP is fine - security is not an issue here. I just want the databases to be able to communicate via HTTPS.
So, my question is if the first router will allow HTTPS comms between my machines (don't care about managment) or is the second router better suited to my needs?
As I've explained, I'm a newbie, so if I've left out any important information, please let me know. Also, if there are other factors which I haven't considered, please let me know also!