Open source hardware

Vlade Ristevski vristevs at
Tue Jan 7 13:57:48 UTC 2014

Sorry to get off topic, but is there a company that you can recommend? 
The price of the Cisco single mode GLC-LH-SMD= is killing me. I see a 
bunch of third party  ones on Amazon and CDW but I'd to love to get my 
hands one that has the correct vendor code without going and trying them 

On 1/3/2014 7:48 AM, Ray Soucy wrote:
> You actually buy brand-name SFP's? That's like buying the gold-plated HDMI
> Monster Cable at Best Buy at markup ...
> I just find the the companies that the vendors contract to make their OEM
> SFP's and buy direct.  Same SFP from the same factory except one has a
> Cisco sticker. ;-)
> You can even get them with the correct vendor code, been doing this for
> years and there is no difference in failure rate or quality and we go
> through hundreds of SFPs.
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