Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

Tony Varriale tvarriale at
Thu Jan 13 09:01:01 CST 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Anderson" <cra at WPI.EDU>
To: <nanog at>
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: Is Cisco equpiment de facto for you?

> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:10:16PM -0800, Scott Weeks wrote:
>> To be fair to Cisco and maybe I'm way off here. But it seems they do
>> come out with a way to do things first which then become a standard
>> that they have to follow.
>> etherchannel/LACP
> Yes, and then they keep their proprietary implementation instead of
> phasing it out, and no one migrates to the standard one which leads to
> vendor lockin.

Which new Cisco gear has ISL support that you are using?

And in case you haven't read any documentation or spoke to anyone over there 
in the last 5 years, Cisco pushes dot1q and lacp extensively.


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