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Luke S. Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 03:54:20 GMT
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 09:11:06PM -0600, Rob Windsor wrote: > Several folks have recommended Opengear (OpenGear? opengear?) off-list, so that's where I'm leaning. +1 opengear. I bought a 48 port cm4000 a while back and for a long time, I had it on the open Internet at a datacenter without a proper administrative network. I am not recommending that, of course, but I was careless and I didn't get burnt. I like it when good, up-to-date equipment can cover for me like that. (It's now behind my firewall on the very private network with the old Cyclades TS-3000 stuff I've got, and accessed through conserver.) I think I paid $1700 or so using the opengear recommended vendor without trying to negotiate. Looks like it's closer to two kilobucks now, but still, a reasonable per-port cost if it's for work. I mean, it is still an embedded Linux box with a bunch of serial ports, but if your only objection to that was price, the Opengear is cheaper than the just the support contract you need to get access to firmware for anything made by cisco.