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Re: GSR, 7600, Juniper M?, oh my!
On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 12:14:18PM -0600, Rob Healey wrote: > > For Juniper: ( You know who you are! ) > > Why not release an "Olive CD" with each new major JUNOS bump? It > wouldn't hurt to have every schmoe in the universe that can boot > a FreeBSD ISO also be competant in JUNOS! Place it as an iso download > in the software docs area. > > For the squemish in the legal dept. you could remove the code that > handles Juniper hardware from the distro and still have an excellent > CLI engine and minimal routing platform simulator. > > I bet if you passed out a stack of "Olive CD's" at a NANOG there would > be plenty of takers! I still think there is a market for low-end 100Mbps-only "PC routers" for which they could easily sell thousands of copies of JunOS without the jpfe package at $1000 a pop. Considering they actually managed to add hardware-less firewalling in 5.x, I'm still not entirely convinced that they aren't thinking the same thing. But alas, it's probably too innovative a concept, and might cut into the "stupid with too much money" M5 buying market a tiny bit. -- Richard A Steenbergen <email@example.com> http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras GPG Key ID: 0xF8B12CBC (7535 7F59 8204 ED1F CC1C 53AF 4C41 5ECA F8B1 2CBC)