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Re: Machine Registration

On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 10:40:27PM -0700, Ted Deppner wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 08:41:38PM -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > My concern was that for a hotel with 1000s of rooms that a switch port for
> > each room would be a very high cost, but what you described looks like an
> > even higher investment.  Which makes my argument pretty much moot.
> The cost of a 96 port Cisco 6509 switch (which could be upgraded to nearly
> another 400 ports) is about $80,000 (Cisco discounts vary wildly, this is
> ballpark).
> As a CORE router, this is pretty inexpensive.  Peppering 2948 (48 port)
> units at a cost of $8000 or so with backhauls to the 6509 gets the cost
> down even more.  2924 (24 ports) are $1200 or so.  

Since I haven't worked in that arena, I guess I'm still in the penny pincher
mind-set.  Especially since it took a lot of pushing to finally get a 100Mbps
Ethernet switch that cost ~$3000.

I'm sure I'll grow out of it, but thanks for the long explanation.


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