Wired Q: Embedded NT

I admit it if the perspective is to build all or a part of the WIN
NT suites in a kind of a hardware or ASIC is not clear for me, the
questions that I would like to raise:
What version of WIN NT? is it 4.0 or beyond..? How do we expect
customers will be confident enough to make this step?, Is WIN NT
reliable, stable in a customized ASIC hence WIN NT would be more
suitable than the general purpose hardware architecture?. Implementing
standard IPv4 services on the ASIC and optimizing that still on its
early stages; i.e., mostly for inter LAN routing. So, do how that will
work for WIN NT?. Let's do it for multi-routed protocols in the ASIC
switches and think further for the high-level embedded applications. I
agree it might be a good idea if embedded NT is doing a single task
such as Web
caching, but not a "full fledge" switch/router.

Ehab H. Hadi
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Hi all,

James Glave at Wired News again. This time around I am seeking opinions


behalf of a friend up at Wired (the print magazine) -- concerning


NT. I couldn't find any discussion in the nanog archive, so I'm


if anoyne here has any experience with, or knowledge of, embedding NT


networking hardware - if that even makes any sense....?

From: Jesse Freund <freund@wired.com>
i'm working on a piece about nt-embedded and i have a couple of


i'm hoping you might be able to hook me up with a smart network

operator or

someone else in the know or perhaps you know. basically, i'm curious


the hell someone would want a version of nt embedded in a switch or