"Noble first downloaded open-source router software distributed
and supported by Belmont, Calif.-based Vyatta Inc. onto a laptop
and ran some preliminary tests. "I was especially interested in
whether the administrative interfaces were complete and
feature-full," he said."
"Impressed by the initial results, Noble created a prototype
site in Santa Fe to study the technology's performance,
cost-effectiveness and ability to work with other technologies used
in the courts. "We needed to bring up a DSL connection for testing
and to work out the best configuration without impacting our
production network," he said."