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

Randy randy_94108 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 2 18:17:45 CDT 2010


--- On Tue, 11/2/10, Lynda <shrdlu at deaddrop.org> wrote:

> From: Lynda <shrdlu at deaddrop.org>
> Subject: Re: Token ring? topic hijack: was Re: Mystery open source switching
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:51 PM
> On 11/2/2010 12:43 PM, Chris Boyd
> wrote:
> > 
> > On Nov 1, 2010, at 11:48 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> > 
> >> And FDDI and X.25 and every single legacy
> protocol
> 
> > Are there still any commercial X.25 nets in
> operation?  I had some
> > peripheral involvement with Tymnet in the MCI/Concert
> conversion, and
> > hear it shut down sometime in 2003-4.
> 
> I can say that there are, yes. They are in some gov't and
> quasi-gov't installations, but they were there, last I
> looked (and that was very recent). There are probably
> others, too, but I don't normally look for such things.
> 
> -- Finding a needle in a haystack is a lot easier
> if you burn down the haystack and scan the ashes
> with a metal detector.
>   (Silicon Valley Tarot: Steve Jackson Games)
> 
I don't doubt that, just like I am inclined to believe there are GDC Apex switches on 4.0 with TAXI interfaces still in place.




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