[j-nsp] GBIC based GE PIC?

Kevin Oberman oberman@es.net
Tue, 06 Aug 2002 08:01:38 -0700

> From: Ben Buxton <b.buxton@planettechnologies.nl>
> Sender: juniper-nsp-admin@puck.nether.net
> Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 14:01:22 +0200
> Hi all,
> Does anyone know if Juniper is planning on bringing out a GBIC based
> GigEther PIC?
> I've got plenty of spare GBICs and it would make purchase decisions
> a lot easier if I didnt have to pick optics that I could not change
> easily..

We asked Juniper about this about a year ago and at that time we were
told that Engineering did not consider the reliability of GBICs to be
acceptable and Juniper would never use them. Of course, if enough
people complain, never may happen a bit more quickly.

R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman@es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634