happy bday IGS-R

Tonight I fired up an old cisco router and found that the IOS image on it was having it’s 10th bday.

samsite#sh ver
IGS-R Software, Version 8.2(3)
Copyright © 1986-1991 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 12-Feb-91 12:10 by mlb

System Bootstrap, Version 4.3(2)

samsite uptime is 2 hours, 1 minute
System restarted by power-on
Running default software

cisco IGS (68020) processor (revision 5) with 1024K bytes of memory.
Serial Number 00200825
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.
1 Serial network interface.
16K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
Configuration register is 0x101

No command line help, no command line completion, no cidr notation, no motorcar, not a single luxury… it’s primitive as can be[1]. So, does ‘mlb’ still work for cisco?

-Paul Lantinga
Q9 Networks
[1] 2 points if you got the cultural reference. 10 points if you ever worked on an IOS version older than 8.2(3).