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Sm@rt Reseller: The Cheapest Route: A Tale Of Linux Vs.Cisco

Dec 26, 1998, 00:00 (5 Talkback[s])

"The internet runs on Cisco Systems. There's not a single long-haul packet on the Net that doesn't pass through at least one Cisco router on its way from hither to yon. And that's fine. Cisco equipment is fast and first-rate. Selling and maintaining it will put many a present under the Christmas tree for reseller families. But there's just one little problem: It's expensive--very expensive."

"I'm going to let you in on a dirty, little open secret about Cisco routers... you can buy a half dozen Pentium IIs and rig them up as routers, using Linux or BSDI, for about the price of one Cisco 4700. Now that's bang for your buck."

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