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Re: happy bday IGS-R

  • From: steve wolff
  • Date: Thu Feb 15 20:36:41 2001

Well, mumble: NSF first got on the Internet through a P4200.  It sat in my
office because MIS didn't want to have anything to do with it...  -s

Brent Sweeny wrote:

>On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 02:27:53PM -0800, Sean Donelan wrote:
>> On Thu, 15 February 2001, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
>> > 
>> > An extra 10 if you have any printed manuals from that far back!
>> > 
>> Back then, ALL the manuals were printed.  None of this funky
>> CDROM or download the page from the Cisco web site when your cisco
>> router isn't routing and you can't get to the cisco web site.
>> And my favorite.  You didn't have to pass a test to buy stuff
>> directly from Cisco.  I got my first IGS-R for 50% off because
>> Cisco was competing against Proteon, and the Cisco sales person
>> was happy to sell me one.
>I remember way back then, when we were evaluating whether to buy Proteon
>or Cisco, scanning the hosts table (which still listed all the routers
>in the internet then, along with what KIND they were) to see what Cisco's
>market penetration was.  it was growing fast enough that we thought they
>might stay in business.  ;)    it's still a good idea for cisco to remember
>proteon (and what they did wrong), though virtually no one from cisco today
>has ever heard of proteon, too bad--the lessons are still relevant, perhaps
>more than ever.
>and the entire manual set (hardware--all 3 models of routers--and
>software) all fit into one looseleaf manual.  i still have mine from 6.x
>and 7.x, though i can't find earlier, darn.
>	Brent Sweeny, Indiana University

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