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Re: Console Servers
- From: Charles Sprickman
- Date: Tue Sep 10 21:54:12 2002
On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Simon Lockhart wrote:
> > I also noted that BBC is using a mess of these at Telehouse...
> "...a mess..." ?
Just to be clear, when I say "mess" I don't mean messy, but "a lot",
"bunches", "oodles", etc.
You have a very nice neat setup there, one of the better organized open
cabinets I saw in the facility. I was working about 3 cabinets down. I
also was wondering where that Axis cam was displayed, now I know.
I did see on major carrier there with a bunch of Juniper equipment and
about 3 OC-48, 2 OC-12 and 2 or 3 OC-3 interfaces. No door on the
cabinet. Very frightening given the recent "security" thread. It was so
messy I'd be worried someone walking by could accidentally take out a few
> We do indeed use the Lantronix, have done since '97 or before. Not really
> had any reliability problems with them. The odd fan bearing has gone, but
> they keep running none-the-less.
> The CLI is very VMSish, but not bad when you get used to it, plenty of
> online help.
> Only minor niggle is that they changed the authentication procedure in
> a recent code version, without flagging it in big letters.
> > Cisco -
> > 2 suggestions to use a 2511 or a 3620 with 16 port async cards. The 2511
> > would probably be a bit too slow if you enable ssh though...
> I use a 2610 with the 16 port async card for personal colo, and it works
> well. Not noticed any performance problems for occasional use. Biggy niggle
> is that you can't easily setup ssh to a port with per-port passwords. Had
> to fudge it thus:
> username port1 noescape password 7 **************
> username port1 autocommand telnet 126.96.36.199 2033
> interface Loopback0
> ip address 188.8.131.52 255.255.255.255
> access-list 1 permit 184.108.40.206
> line 33 48
> access-class 1 in
> no exec
> transport input telnet
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