[rescue] Re: ethernet and switches, Dell networking
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Fri Apr 30 12:10:42 CDT 2004
On Apr 30, 2004, at 10:43 AM, Kevin wrote:
> I was conducting a security audit this past Tuesday at a
> charitable organization. The SA didn't know how to set a
> monitoring port on the Dell switch(s) so she called Dell. The
> guy on the phone didn't seem to understand the very basic concept
> of a monitoring port so we just gave up with the call.
> Dell may make some stuff that's decent and some that's crap, but
> they are not a "networking" company. I'm not buying ANY
> networking equipiment from a company whose primary business is to
> sell x86 boxen to home users.
> Dude, you're gettin' a Dell....... FUCK that.
> BTW: i finally did accomplish what i needed by setting
> multiple port mirrors, but figuring out this contrived method
> wasted much time, which in turn was a direct cost to the charity.
My dad got a freebie wireless router from them. It is used as an
access point on his network... it works ok for that but their DHCP
server works like 5% of the time on that box. It's an utter piece of
He got a cable modem router later and we use that for DHCP and it's
flawless. I think I had him buy the Linksys box.
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