Dell hardware (was Re: [rescue] Current collections...)

Shawn Wallbridge shawn at
Thu Apr 8 02:08:53 CDT 2004

Our Extreme gear is all rated at full wire speed, I think all their 
stuff is. But honestly, I haven't been able to try.


On 8-Apr-04, at 2:03 AM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 01:36:28AM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> Testing that one cisco switch is what has caused me to vow never to 
>> buy a
>> piece of their overpriced trash.  IOS may be "beautiful," it's 
>> something
>> I've never touched before, but for the post part it's something I 
>> don't
>> care much about, and isn't worth a 500% increase in price.
> I'm told by people in the know that the major reason the Juniper guys
> split off from Cisco and formed Juniper was because they kept telling
> Cisco, "No, no, no, you can't do that, you need a separate processor to
> handle all of this stuff, otherwise the box is going to fall down or
> just max out when you hit such-and-such a total throughput.  It can't
> handle wire speed connections on all ports."  And Cisco kept saying, 
> "We
> can't do that, that would cost more money."
> So the engineers said, "Fuck this shit, let's go do it right," and went
> off and created Juniper Networks.
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