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LinuxWorld: NBase-Xyplex offers programmable device for customized services

Apr 07, 1999, 02:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Duffy)

"NBase-Xyplex this week will announce what analysts say is the first router based on the Linux operating system."

"The company will unveil the OSR8040, a 40G bit/sec, 18-slot chassis with 10/100 Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet modules. OSR8040's Linux operating system brings a level of programmability and flexibility to routing that proprietary operating systems -- such as Cisco's IOS or Nortel's BayRS -- do not, analysts say."

"Carriers and ISPs... like to write their own programs... Linux will give them flexibility they're not accustomed to with proprietary router operating systems..."

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