Subject: Re: Force10 Networks uses NetBSD to build Software Scalability into
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/14/2007 09:30:03
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>> NEW YORK CITY, February 13, 2007: The NetBSD Foundation today
>> announced that Force10 Networks(R), the pioneer in building and
>> securing high performance networks, has leveraged NetBSD(R) as the
>> foundation for the Force10 Operating System (FTOS). Based on the open
>> source UNIX-like system, FTOS provides the software scalability and
>> resiliency that powers the Force10 TeraScale E-Series(R) family of
>> switch/routers.
> Hubert,
> Thanks for all your great work on this news.

Not a question for -advocacy I know, but we sell NetBSD-based Internet 
servers and using them for routing and bridging. On any decent-sized 
network, we have real issues with nmbcluster exhaustion especially when 
doing bridging (or when clients have blaster-type viruses or people have 
created network loops). Makes me wonder how these people use this in 
serious dedicated applications. It seems like it's an easy DoS attack.

> Does anyone else know of uses of NetBSD that should be highlighted like
> this? Please let us know!

On a more positive note, I could mention