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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...)

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-----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
favorite
Linux distro. It may take some doing to get all/most of the
features
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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