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 16:49:02 CST 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...)

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> -----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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