Subject: Re: Force10 Networks uses NetBSD to build Software Scalability into FTOS Operating System
To: Stephen Borrill <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/15/2007 22:20:23
On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 09:30:03AM +0000, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> 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.

Just ajdust NMBCLUSTERS for your application :)

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference