Wired Q: Embedded NT

Ehab Hadi ehabh at hotmail.com
Sun May 17 03:19:51 UTC 1998

I admit it if the perspective is to build all or a part of the WIN 
NT suites in a kind of a hardware or ASIC is not clear for me, the 
questions that I would like to raise:
What version of WIN NT? is it 4.0 or beyond..? How do we expect 
customers will be confident enough to make this step?, Is WIN NT 
reliable, stable in a customized ASIC hence WIN NT would be more 
suitable than the general purpose hardware architecture?. Implementing 
standard IPv4 services on the ASIC and optimizing that still on its 
early stages; i.e., mostly for inter LAN routing. So, do how that will 
work for WIN NT?. Let's do it for multi-routed protocols in the ASIC 
switches and think further for the high-level embedded applications. I 
agree it might be a good idea if  embedded NT is doing a single task 
such as Web 
caching, but not a "full fledge" switch/router.

Ehab H. Hadi
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>Hi all,
>James Glave at Wired News again. This time around I am seeking opinions 
>behalf of a friend up at Wired (the print magazine) -- concerning 
>NT. I couldn't find any discussion in the nanog archive, so I'm 
>if anoyne here has any experience with, or knowledge of, embedding NT 
>networking hardware - if that even makes any sense....?
>>From: Jesse Freund <freund at wired.com>
>>i'm working on a piece about nt-embedded and i have a couple of 
>>i'm hoping you might be able to hook me up with a smart network 
operator or
>>someone else in the know or perhaps you know.  basically, i'm curious 
>>the hell someone would want a version of nt embedded in a switch or 
>>and who provides the custom solutions nt-embedded is meant to replace?
>Thanks, all!
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