why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Howard C. Berkowitz hcb at netcases.net
Sun Dec 23 18:03:09 UTC 2012

On 12/23/2012 7:44 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.

Such routers have two fronts: a suit side and an operational 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.
For further detail about the latter: http://f2.org/humour/songs/crs.html
> I use this as a gauge of experience in interviews for engineers...  "Here's
> a new router and here's the rack mount ears.  Show me where they go."
> Aled

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