Core router bakeoff?
selina at ans.net
Fri May 8 17:28:45 UTC 1998
> In short, unless you have numbers to indicate otherwise, I can't say
> that PCs cost you much, in the short term or the long term.
> What Cisco's will buy you is better handling of T3s, SONET, etc., and
> the ability to handle much higher performance lines. They also have
> much better remote management facilities, in so far as the things have
> real serial consoles and such, which PCs don't.
One PC remote management win is that you can actually have secure
encrypted access/authentication for remote management, rather than
relying passwords in the clear and tftp. This is lacking in all
router venders at this instant, far as I know.
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