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Re: Looking for opinion on Perle CS9000

Aaron Burt aaron@osdl.org
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 17:19:30 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 15 Nov 2002 ghub005@xtra.co.nz wrote:

> Hi Lads
> I've been looking for a good quality console server for the server
> farm (zoo?) in my office and I've just been offered a used 24-port
> Perle CS9000 for ~300USD plus shipping. It was pulled from a dead ISP
> and saw about two weeks use in the rack before decomissioning.
> Has anyone used one of these? Anyone have a strong opinion on them?

Well, after using two for a year, we just bought six more of 'em to mostly
replace our Computone RAS2000s.

> Can you safely expose them to an unprotected external network
> interface?

I dunno.  But they have dandy SSH support and authentication.