Well Lookie Here, Barracuda Networks tries to get me to fall into their trap again...

Eric J Esslinger eesslinger at fpu-tn.com
Thu Dec 22 22:49:02 UTC 2011

The vmware image is more expensive than the midrange hardware. (and you pay for how many processors it will use, ram, features like multi domain support, etc...)

Eric Esslinger
Information Services Manager - Fayetteville Public Utilities
(931)433-1522 ext 165

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Parr [mailto:jeremyparr at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:54 PM
> To: Jon Lewis; nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Well Lookie Here, Barracuda Networks tries to
> get me to fall into their trap again...
> On 22 December 2011 14:07, Jon Lewis <jlewis at lewis.org> wrote:
> > Presumably, Barracuda's hardware is i386/i686 compatible commodity
> > parts. It's probably not at all "useless".  Just attach a USB DVD
> > drive or USB flash drive, wipe the disk(s) and install your
> favorite
> > Linux distro. It may take some doing to get all/most of the
> features
> > Barracuda provides setup on your own...but if you don't have the
> > time/expertise to do it, that's why companies like Barracuda exist.
> >
> The hardware Barracuda charges you a very pretty penny for is
> very low end. $3000 or so that they charge for a mid-level
> spam filters gets you a single power supply, single hard
> disk, and a low end processor.
> According to their site it does appear they offer the product
> as VM image. This would eliminate the stupid hardware markup
> and their attempt at backdating updates.

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