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Re: 802.1q Was (Re: Plans for 2.5 / 2.6 ???

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Subject: Re: 802.1q Was (Re: Plans for 2.5 / 2.6 ???
From: Michael Richardson <mcr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 12:16:50 -0400
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>>>>> "Jes" == Jes Sorensen <jes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
    Jes> You mean all the ones that are practically unused (and the used ones
    Jes> which should never have been used in the first place: IPX +
    Jes> AppleTalk).

  No, he means all the protocols which Sun, SGI and HP ignored (or
overcharged), forcing houses with Macintoshes, VMS, etc. to buy NT servers,
eventually buying NT desktops as well. 
  He is talking about the protocols which Open Source operating systems
have long supported, and which are a major route by which open source 
operating systems penetrate into places with otherwise closed buying
strategies.

  Novell file sharing protocols are light years ahead of SMB. Of course, 
they all run over IP now.

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