QUOTE(webslngr @ Apr 10 2005, 07:16 AM)
I have used the C3000 with the serial cable to configure Cisco routers.
It seems to be close enough to RS-232 for them.
Excellent. That was what I was looking for. Thanks.
The Z could make the world's niftiest little network administration and management tool.
Do you use it that way? A pocket console is nifty enough, but it can obviously do a lot more.
What sort of network management stuff do you run on the Zaurus?
If some of Cisco's management tools could run on the Z, would that be of interest to you?
I work for Cisco.
I find it very usefull for this sort of thing. There is nothing worse than having to wedge yourself behind a full rack with a laptop when there is barely enough room for you.
The short answer to your question is that currently I don't do enough cisco work for this to be an issue. Having console access is good enogh. However, I am starting my own company where this is sort of thing will be a main focus; so yes, I can imagine having cisco's tools on my Z would be of interest.
What kind of work do you do at cisco?
I work on the certificate infrastructrure and related cryptographic code in the routers.
I don't work on the management utilities, but I am in contact with those who do.
Getting more of the tools onto linux instead of windoze would help, and this would be additional ammunition for that,
and putting them on the Z might be easy to sell internally on the coolness factor.
Interest from customers in the field is important as well, of course.
Of course, nothing is stopping you from compiling all the public-domain tools for the Z right now.
Might be handy to have a wired Ethernet interface for downloading software to routers and for
configuring routers that use web-based configuration. They often expect to be on a 192.168.x.x
or DHCP network for initial setup. I have CF for both wired and wireless, but will be trying a USB
one. That would allow me to keep the connection to the building infrastructure while