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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
OC-48 lines...

Charles

> 	http://support.bbc.co.uk/support/standards/rack_top.jpg
>
> 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 123.45.67.89 2033
>
> 	interface Loopback0
>  	 ip address 123.45.67.89 255.255.255.255
>
> 	access-list 1 permit 123.45.67.89
>
> 	line 33 48
>  	 access-class 1 in
>  	 no exec
>  	 transport input telnet
>
> Simon
> --
> Simon Lockhart                       |   Tel: +44 (0)1737 839676
> Internet Engineering Manager         |   Fax: +44 (0)1737 839516
> BBC Internet Services                | Email: Simon.Lockhart@bbc.co.uk
> Kingswood Warren,Tadworth,Surrey,UK  |   URL: http://support.bbc.co.uk/
>





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