IOS (was Re: [rescue] Being jobless)
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Wed Jul 30 13:36:14 CDT 2003
On 30 Jul 2003, Daniel de Young wrote:
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't both Catalyst and PIX bought from
> other companies?
Catalyst was bought from at least two different companies (Kalpana and
Grand Junction) and merged into a single product line which later had
IOS stapled on top. PIX was also bought from another company.
> Looks like... buy and then "extend" and OS to look a little MORE like
> IOS than maybe it should.
Actually, starting anew like that takes the "old cruft" argumnent right
ouf from under them. They had a chance to make them platforms for
cleaner IOS implementations, and they made it even worse. But, I'm just
an armchair quarterback; I don't know what was going on in their heads.
> What's a real trip is working with their Layer 3 blades on a CAT. Two
> OSs on the same device. First time I did that, it was like getting my
> sea legs!
Yep! IOS and CatOS! :)
> > And let's not even talk about the omission of the -telnet- command in
> > PIX's IOS-alike.
> Personally, I'm glad PIX doesn't have telnet. Telnet should be going
> the way of the dodo just... about... now.
You'd have a very hard time using email or browsing the web without
the telnet protocol, which is why I'd want it on a PIX--to test
services and access, not to perform administration.
> Would have been nice if they
> did a better job integrating ssh into PIX though. I see your point on
> those grounds, but running a firewall access password in plaintext over
> *any* network is not something that should be a "feature".
That's not what I meant. I always use serial for firewalls. That's why
I said telnet _command_, not telnet _daemon_.
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