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Re: Worst design decisions?
On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, David Barak wrote: > > > --- Matt <email@example.com> wrote: > > I've got a couple others in my head from 3Com and a > > couple of others, > > but I thought I'd get the ball rolling. So, what do > > you think? > > > > Personally my issues are console-cable related: is > there a benefit to the HUGE variety of console pinouts > used by the various hardware vendors? Just look at > vendor C as an example (I can think of four types > immediately) - not only are the types of console port > not standardized, but process for determining the > location of the port clearly involved the reading of > entrails... <Applause> I can think of 6 different console cable pinouts and connectors that Enterasys (Cabletron) has used over the years. No wait, make that 7. How could I forget the inherited Fore ATM architecture and subsequent blades. Could people just pick ONE pinout and connector and stick with it? Please! Of course I also have a Cisco 675 that I've been unable to use for years simply because I have yet to figure out what ungodly pinout Cisco used in it. Justin