OT: GBIC compatibility and pricing (was Managed, cheap, DC power switches)

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Jul 18 15:29:59 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 04:31:44PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> Specifically, that rep (Bill Billings) told me that a *firware upgrade*
> broke compatibility with the old GBICs, which *originally* worked, and
> he ended up eating nearly 300 of them at one point.

On a related topic, I walked the SNMP on the switch, and I don't see a
way to read the SFF8472 DOM parameters out; anyone got a pointer?

-- jra
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