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Re: Core router bakeoff?

  • From: Gregory Mirsky
  • Date: Thu May 07 22:44:41 1998

> Rob M VanHooren writes:
> > Hi, just a quickie (respond via e-mail, I'll summarize to the list)...
> > 
> > Need to build a core NSP backbone.
> > 
> > Who's equipment do I want:
> Like this is a question?
> You don't want Bay and you certainly don't want 3Com. If your network
> is fairly slow (ethernets and T1s only) you can use PCs running a
> reasonable BSD and GateD. Otherwise, the only commercial choice is
> Cisco.
Perry, may I ask why you exclude Bay and 3Com? Any particular bad
from the previous life?
And Rob, it you're building a backbone I'd add Ascend's GRF to the list.

Gregory Mirsky
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