> One router family I have not seen discussed here is the Xyplex products.
> Does anyone have any experience(s) to share? I am evaluating them for
> a new network. So far they appear to be very strong in the reliability
> arena. The functionality of the security modules (210 Management Processor
> and the Security Processor (for port level access control) seems pretty good.
> Unfortunately, my evaluation is of the paper variety and not based
> on the hardware reality. Comments?
Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to get my hot little
hands on a Xyplex, but I have heard the same thing. Although we
(Sprint) are "vendor neutral," we are basically limited to the "big
three" router vendors -- cisco, Wellfleet & 3Com. This may very well
change in the future, but for the moment, that's the extent of our
Managed Network router mix. One of the primary reasons is the support
for virtually all of the local-area protocols (IPX, DECnet) and
SNA/SDLC support. (Lamentations re. - In an <ideally> all-IP world,
I would very much like to hear more about Xyplex, or any other
router for that matter, that offered a finer granualarity of
packet level filtering.
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