James Harper wrote:
> From my experiance with the srw stuff it's not that the system is incapable of
> serving that many connections it's just that the software is absolutely
> srw2048 is not something you could replace with an eepc or simliar it's a layer
> 2 48 port switch that is fairly cheap (to be honest i would recommend the hp
> 1810 or cisco sr300 these days and avoid the srw switches but based on the
> branding this has been around for a while.)
> and i guess they still have the horrendous IE only ui (btw you can actually get
> a serial connection that is less fail on the switches http://www.crc.id.au/real-
Someone, i.e. not me, ought to start a site that lists every switch
imaginable, how to get to its real (i.e. serial or SSH) UI, and just
how shit and limited that UI is.
The vendors are useless.
Last time I had to buy a switch, you call up the vendor and say "I
want one with serial management goddammit" and they say "yeah sure no
worries it has a serial port", and you unbox it and within five
seconds discover that the "serial interface" is a curses-type screen
with about two settings: "IP for web UI" and "password for web UI".
I found out about ^Z (as the link above) about a day later, but I sure
as shit didn't learn about it from the vendor. Nor, obviously, was
there any documented about where its UI differed from normal IOS.
I remember a different switch with an "IOS-like" interface that
actually had typos in the command set (e.g. you had to type
"cnofigure" instead of "configure").
This fad of dumping everthing into the browser needs to FOAD.