Token ring? topic hijack: was Re: Mystery open source switching

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Mon Nov 1 11:48:01 CDT 2010


On 01/11/2010 15:21, Greg Whynott wrote:
> you recently converted from token ring to ethernet?   i had no idea
> there was still token ring networks out there,  or am i living in a
> bubble?

Sadly, you're living in a bubble.  As long as there are banks and very 
large commercial institutions, there will be legacy installations. 
Including t/r.  And OS/2.  And windows NT 3.51.  And FDDI and X.25 and 
every single legacy protocol, type of hardware and ancient operating system 
that ever existed.

Why do you think the Cisco 7500 only went EoS 3 years ago?

Nick




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