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Re: Core router bakeoff?
> > In short, unless you have numbers to indicate otherwise, I can't say > that PCs cost you much, in the short term or the long term. > > What Cisco's will buy you is better handling of T3s, SONET, etc., and > the ability to handle much higher performance lines. They also have > much better remote management facilities, in so far as the things have > real serial consoles and such, which PCs don't. > > Perry One PC remote management win is that you can actually have secure encrypted access/authentication for remote management, rather than relying passwords in the clear and tftp. This is lacking in all router venders at this instant, far as I know. Selina