Open source hardware
Daniël W. Crompton
daniel.crompton at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 10:05:30 UTC 2014
Good point Jimmy, there is a world of hurt involved, although it may be
slightly less painless when you realize that the alternative is: "*the NSA
[who] has modified the firmware of computers and network hardware—including
systems shipped by Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, and Juniper
Networks—to give its operators both eyes and ears inside the offices the
agency has targeted.*"
There's already a world of hurt involved when you can't trust your
equipment because they potentially have backdoors in them.
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Daniël W. Crompton <daniel.crompton at gmail.com>
On 3 January 2014 06:01, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM, Andrew Duey <
> andrew.duey at widerangebroadband.net> wrote:
> > I'm surprised nobody's mentioned vyatta.org or the new fork of VyOs. We
> > are currently using the vyatta community edition and so far it's been
> > to to us. It depends on your hardware and how small of an ISP you are
> > it might be a great open source fit for you.
> The orig. author has potentially set course for a world of hurt -- if the
> plan is to scrap robust packaged highly-validated gear having separate
> hardware forwarding planes and ASIC-driven filtering, to stick cheap x86
> servers in the SP core and internet borders.
> Sure... anyone can install Vyatta on a x86 server, but assembly of all
> the pieces and full validation for a resilient platform comparable to
> carrier grade gear, for a mission critical network, should be a bit more
> involved than that.
> Next up.... how to build your own 10-Gigabit SFPs to avoid paying for
> expensive brand-name SFPs, by putting together some chips, wires, fiber,
> and tying it all together with a piece of duck tape....
> just saying... :)
> > --Andrew Duey
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