Is someone suggesting that floppies are more reliable than sealed hard
drives? In my limited experience with routers interface cards, both
the commercial and research (NSS) varieties are a lot less reliable
than hard drives but I didn't know floppies were more reliable.
We had a lot of tape drive failures due to the tempurature and keeping
the same tape in the drive continuously (bad move!), but then we
started backing up over the net and ignoring the tape drive. Of
course we had many routers that were not reboot for over a year since
gated and snmp proxy agents, etc could be replaced without rebooting
the whole box, unlike with the software monolith model.