Re: Cisco 2501 & Squid 1.1.9 (fwd)

From: Randall Pigott <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 1998 02:42:42 -0500

At 11:51 PM 12/31/97 -74900, John Todd wrote:
>> Recently, John Todd talked about "Re: Cisco 2501 & Squid 1.1.9 (fwd)",
and said

> The Alteon products are not quite what the doctor ordered, or at least,
> they're not what this doctor can afford. The initial verbal quote was about
> $9k for the hardware, and then an additional $3k for the software. Gaaa!

>Alteon needs to come up with a low-price, 10bT box whose only function is to
>move traffic in one port and re-distribute to 2 or 3 boxes in a load-sharing
>or failover mode. Make lots of knobs, and market it for <$4.5k. They'll
>make more money than they know what to do with. If it works as a
>transparent redirector (for LAN managers looking to control their users'
>habits) and also as a load sharing/failover device (for low-end web servers
>to have some measure of redundancy without spending $34k (!!!) for a
>LocalDirector) then Alteon might be able to pull the rug out from under
>Cisco before Cisco has a product ready for market. I live and die by
>Cisco's hardware, but their prices are nothing short of insulting on the
>non-router ("Internet Products") boxes.

IMHO, you should try out a great product I have heard about recently. It's
from an outstanding startup company in Laurel MD USA called Loligo, Inc.
They make product that can do all this for a great price, or so I hear! :)

Happy New Year, John!

Received on Wed Dec 31 1997 - 23:47:05 MST

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