[CentOS] [OT] Network switches
Luke S Crawford
lsc at prgmr.com
Tue Mar 24 23:04:28 UTC 2009
Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> writes:
> i would like to see real performance data via something like netperf
> with client machines booted from a standardized LiveCD, then
> peformance under their Linux Distribution and performance under
Performance data is not the most important metric, at least for me.
For me, the big problem is reliability and security. My problem with
used cisco is that getting access to the firmware usually costs more than
the used parts I'm buying... If I'm going to use the thing as a router at the
head of my network, I want to be sure that the thing can be secured, and
sometimes that requires a firmware update.
If someone sold support contracts (by support contracts, I mean firmware.
I don't need help, I just need the firmware.) for old switches for
less than the value of the switch, I'd buy. If someone sold
switches with open source firmware, I'd buy. (I've bought myself an
OpenGear console server instead of a cheaper used cyclades for similar
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