Open Souce Network Operating Systems

Matthew Smee matthew.smee at
Wed Jan 17 23:11:14 UTC 2018

Yeah, it'd be silly for organisations to try and standardise their environments for services or infrastructure. 

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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rich Kulawiec
Sent: Thursday, 18 January 2018 4:03 AM
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Subject: Re: Open Souce Network Operating Systems

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 08:28:13AM -0600, Colton Conor wrote:
> The goal would be to have a universal network operating system that 
> runs across a variety of devices.

And for certain uses, that would be handy.

Of course it would also be handy to an attacker who found or purchased or was given an exploitable hole in that OS, because then they could pwn the entire intrastructure simultaneously.  One-stop shopping, as it were.


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