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Re: Networking Pearl Harbor in the Making
- From: Christian Kuhtz
- Date: Mon Nov 07 12:40:52 2005
On Nov 7, 2005, at 12:16 PM, Todd Vierling wrote:
Apparently they're still in business, and they're making money, and
that means people are still buying their stuff. And as long as
that's true, nothing will change. Correlating a margins over a very
large product range with bugs specifically in service provider gear
is problematic in my opinion. Apples v Oranges. Whatever, it really
On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
In some business models.
And that's evidence of what other than nobody is willing to pay
for what it
How so? Haven't we recently seen an across the board bug in
multiple version of $vendor code?
takes to get better code out of $vendor?
Code can be built better. It just isn't always economical to do so.
Financial reports regularly hint that $vendor has margins far
costs necessity to clean up security-critical code. When the
margins drop thanks to folks choosing $vendor2 because $vendor has
to let security flaws stew, it's time for $vendor to reevaluate that
business model -- at least a little.
Reliability should be engineered by the SP, not exclusively expected
from any one vendor. And you can improve reliability by using same
devices in a particular fashion, not just by using different devices,
which was my whole point about calculating reliability in the first