Open source hardware

Ray Soucy rps at
Tue Jan 7 14:58:55 UTC 2014 is a good starting point if you want correct
vendor codes

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Vlade Ristevski <vristevs at> wrote:

> 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 all.
> 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.
>>  Vlad
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