All made in a rush

Remember the scene from the movie “Armageddon” when the Russian astronaut stated “American components, Russian components, all made in Taiwan” while whacking at some box with a wrench? I always remember that part when I receive new network equipment.

All of them are full of bugs. From the small consumer ones to the big iron who are supposed to route a gazillion packets per second via a ton of interfaces. If you’re lucky, a year after launch and several firmware patches they might get usable.

The most frustrating part is that the bugs are clearly the kind that should not have passed basic QA. It’s the equivalent of “it compiles? ship it!” from the software world. You get to do beta testing. Actually I would not mind to do that on free samples from the vendors. But when you already paid huge amounts only to get into the “beta program” it’s annoying to say the least.

Anyone cares to lend me a wrench ?

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