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RE: Well Lookie Here, Barracuda Networks tries to get me to fall into their trap again...
From: Eric J Esslinger <eesslinger () fpu-tn com>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:49:02 -0600

The vmware image is more expensive than the midrange hardware. (and you pay for how many processors it will use, ram, 
features like multi domain support, etc...)

Eric Esslinger
Information Services Manager - Fayetteville Public Utilities
(931)433-1522 ext 165

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Parr [mailto:jeremyparr () gmail com]
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:54 PM
To: Jon Lewis; nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Well Lookie Here, Barracuda Networks tries to
get me to fall into their trap again...

On 22 December 2011 14:07, Jon Lewis <jlewis () lewis org> wrote:

Presumably, Barracuda's hardware is i386/i686 compatible commodity
parts. It's probably not at all "useless".  Just attach a USB DVD
drive or USB flash drive, wipe the disk(s) and install your
Linux distro. It may take some doing to get all/most of the
Barracuda provides setup on your own...but if you don't have the
time/expertise to do it, that's why companies like Barracuda exist.

The hardware Barracuda charges you a very pretty penny for is
very low end. $3000 or so that they charge for a mid-level
spam filters gets you a single power supply, single hard
disk, and a low end processor.

According to their site it does appear they offer the product
as VM image. This would eliminate the stupid hardware markup
and their attempt at backdating updates.

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