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Re: Worst design decisions?
Even better: the old bay switches had a backdoor password, that you could always use no matter what. Great security there. Grrrr. I had to deal with a campus full of them, and since they had of course forgotten all the passwords, so it was a good thing in that case, I could actually reconfigure them without calling support. On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Ryan Tucker wrote: > Back in the winter of '00, I had the pleasure of working on a friend's old > Bay. He was using it for a home-based ISP, and, well, I believe that it > didn't want to do CIDR. Noone knew the Manager password, either, so much > recovery had to occur. To make matters more interesting, this was in a > garage, and the lake effect machine had kicked in. And I was being an > idiot. > > I don't remember the exact details (who said the human brain doesn't have > incredible defense and self-repair mechanisms), but I sent out a narrative > regarding the situation to a group of friends, and got the following reply > back: > > """ > Subject: Re: Fear and Loathing in AN-DIAG > > hehe...three things a Rochester sysadmin should always remember.... > > 1) Always make a backup, > 2) Always try the Manager login, > 3) Always count on lake effect. > """ > > It's still on my monitor. > > I did get to send off a PFY to deal with a Cray router, though. -rt