[svlug] [email@example.com: [Pigdog] Cisco to use NT in its routers. Bahahahah]
ikluft at cisco.com
Fri Oct 23 15:31:35 PDT 1998
The rumor is not true.
People start wild rumors every day. You can't believe everything you hear
on the Net. (It's worse than TV.) Usually most corporations will answer
to any speculation to say, "We won't comment on speculation", whether there's
any truth or not to the rumor.
However, this one's such a wild departure from reality... there would have
been riots if someone inside the company had suggested what's in that rumor.
You've seen recently people making up rumors about Linux too. I even pointed
out that you're a target once you're high profile... You've got to get used
to this stuff and be skeptical of rumors from the Net. It happens all the
Cisco has its own embedded operating system that runs on the largest and
smallest routers and switches. It's called the Cisco Internetworking
Operating System (IOS) Software. Our development environment and engineering
staff are all Unix-based.
And we're hiring engineers in San Jose, Raleigh, Boston, and London. So now
you can guess why Cisco's recruiters show up when SVLUG meets at Cisco.
Ian Kluft KO6YQ PP-ASEL Cisco Systems, Inc.
ikluft at cisco.com (work) ikluft at thunder.sbay.org (home) San Jose, CA
> From: Nick Moffitt <nick at zork.net>
> Can anyone substantiate these rumors?
> ----- Forwarded message from Master Squid <squid at diablo.net> -----
> Can you fucking believe it? Cisco is going to be adding
> Embedded NT to run its routers. The NT part of the router will handle
> all those services like DHCP, etc.
> Yes. Believe it. Me, I'd find another router company to stake my
> enterprise on. This one has lost its fucking marbles. With all the
> problems with security that NT has fallend to, why in HELL does Cisco
> want to add MS code to its routers!?!?! Mein Gott!
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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