why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Brielle Bruns bruns at 2mbit.com
Sun Dec 23 17:21:16 UTC 2012

On 12/23/12 5:44 AM, Aled Morris wrote:
> On 23 December 2012 01:07, Wayne E Bouchard <web at typo.org> wrote:
>> They serve quite well until I get to a switch that some douchebag
>> mounted rear facing on the front posts of the rack
> I see this all the time with low-end Cisco ISR products (2... and 3...
> routers) since CIsco insist on having a "pretty" plastic fascia with their
> logo, model number, power LED etc. on the unuseful side.  Less experienced
> installers (being generous with my terminology) assume this is therefore
> the "front" and mount it facing on the front rails, leaving the connector
> side buried half way into the rack where only a proctologist can reach the
> plugs.
And this would be one of the many reasons why nearly all of the 1900s 
2900s, 2600s and even the behemoth 7507 we have sitting around the shop 
have no more plastic bezels on them.  :)

Brielle Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group
http://www.sosdg.org    /     http://www.ahbl.org

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