Re (2): Core router bakeoff?

Eric Germann <ekgermann@cctec.com>,Internet writes:

Given that Cisco built their routers for them, and then they pissed off
Cisco to the point where they didn't renew there code license for IOS in
there hubs because of their anti Cisco marketing campaign.

It was a limited 4000 Router. Only two slots instead of three. Cabletron is
now pushing their new SmartSwitch Router that they acquired when they purchased
YAGO systems. They claim its an ISP backbone quality router (honest its on
their web page). But I don't believe it does BGP4.

Cabletron has a bad rap with consultants. Don't ever try to partner with
them and walk them in someplace. They are the borg, you will be assimilated.

Hey, you haven't spoken with your local Cabletron rep lately; Cabletron is
pushing channel relationships again.

Now that I ragged on em, they do have solid stuff. I have one client who
has had their MMAC hubs up and running for about 8 years with narry a
hiccup. And these are in rotten basements.

You are right but is it Year 2000 compliant?

Thanks,

Joe Kucic

Eric Germann <ekgermann@cctec.com>,Internet writes:

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Hey, you haven't spoken with your local Cabletron rep lately; Cabletron is
pushing channel relationships again.

The abuser says "I won't do it again, I swear". Yeah right.

Now that I ragged on em, they do have solid stuff. I have one client who
has had their MMAC hubs up and running for about 8 years with narry a
hiccup. And these are in rotten basements.

You are right but is it Year 2000 compliant?

Do we really care if an unmanaged hub is Y2K compliant? As long as it
forwards packets....

BTW, saw a great ad the other day from Nortel on y2k compliance on T1
concentrators. Anyone have any idea why it matters in a mux, if it isn't
managed?

Eric

On Fri, May 08, 1998 at 11:42:40AM -0400, Eric Germann put this into my mailbox:

>You are right but is it Year 2000 compliant?
>

Do we really care if an unmanaged hub is Y2K compliant? As long as it
forwards packets....

BTW, saw a great ad the other day from Nortel on y2k compliance on T1
concentrators. Anyone have any idea why it matters in a mux, if it isn't
managed?

This is getting way off topic, but I suspect that since Joe Public is now
so paranoid because of these fearmongering consultants that he insists his
toaster (two holes, heating element, warms up bread) be y2k compliant. New
buzzword, and all that.

I suspect that certain companies are taking the logical approach, and
branding products that don't actually have any date-dependent code 'y2k
compliant', even when it doesn't matter one bit.

My UPSs and hard drives are all y2k compliant. So is my shaver, toothbrush,
alarm clock, power screwdriver, and ham sandwich.

-dalvenjah

I'd be careful about jumping to conclusions like that if I were you. Don't
wait until after the Year 2000 to eat that ham sandwich or you might find
it a most unpleasant experience! :wink:

In article <199805081541.LAA00096@cctvw02.cctec.com>,

Especially when you find out that your APC UPS just shut down because it
has a Y2k problem. Yes, thats right, certain UPS's with date code in
them will fail Jan 1 2000.

- Forrest W. Christian (forrestc@imach.com)

Probably for the same reason Tripp-Lite UPSes are "Internet Ready" --
marketing buzzword completeness.

That must mean... Yes! Tripp-Lite UPSes are also y2k compliant! They must
be *much* better than those other UPS's. Perhaps someone should call
Tripp-Lite to be sure they are y2k compliant...

    --Dean

They are: they're bragging about it in their ads.

Cheers,
-- jra

Waaaaay ahead of us:

http://www.tripplite.com/y2k/index.html

Ya know...I've always worried that at the stroke of midnight, Dec 29,1999
all my UPS batteries would suddenly short out. I guess I'm safe now.....

Yeesh.

Mr. Spammer, meet Mr. Mallet...

Dean Robb
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