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Re: PC Routers (was Re: /24s run amuck)
I didn't say that I did it, but having a server with a backup OS image in case your flash-drive fails isn't the worst thing in the world. Especially for a remotely-adminstered POP.
How many flash drives will fail due to overwrite in a year? 1 per 1000? if even? Its an absurd solution for an even less likely problem.
In words of Randy, "I encourage all my competitors to network boot their routers".One problem is that with Cisco, unless you are buying the largest platforms available, each Cisco series uses different underlying hardware with different performance characteristics and images. You need to keep track of lots of separate images and versions when doing upgrades. With a network boot OS for each POP, you can do version control much much more easily.