[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....

Steven Hill sjh at waroffice.net
Sat Apr 3 05:43:49 CST 2004

> In some cases the service contract for hardware (like the Cisco contract
> for 4500 routers) costs the same as buying a cold spare. Personally, I'd
> go for the cold spare, but some folks prefer the service contract. Go
> figure.

Because in every organisation I have worked in, the cold spare would be
shoe-horned into service against the technical staff's wishes. Something
would go tits up, and we'd still be between a rock and a hard place at

If things could be left on the shelf, or given to a sysadmin to play with,
then yeah, I'd probably take the cold spare over the service contract too.

Steven Hill

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                                - Groucho Marx

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