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Buyer Beware
I was poking at eBay looking for some decent used load balancers and then I diverged and started looking at old HW from companies I worked for. There is a Livingston PM-3A-2T system with a full load of DSPs for the modems for $50 - with no bids. Back in 1997 those things sold new for what, $16-20K? Shit, I'm tempted to buy it just to put it in my collection.

But then I moved onto Xylogics, and found a Micro Annex ELS that someone wants at least $45 for... Look, the ELS wasn't worth $45 when I left Xylogics in 1995. :-) It is a shitty box - I think the last software rev it ran was 7.1, release in 1994 IIRC, and it maxes out at 38.4Kbps. Especially pointless when its successor, the Mircro Annex XL is up for $9.99!

I am: exhausted exhausted
Current Media: Cowboy Bebop OST1 - Bad Dog No Biscuits

solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: November 14th, 2003 06:02 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

People just don't seem to be bothering with large-scale dialup any more...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 14th, 2003 06:07 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, yeah, I understand why the gear is getting dumped and all. Dial-up ISPs are finding it rather hard to remain a going concern anywhere there are broadband options.

But still, cars don't depreciate as fast as this stuff and cars probably wear out a lot faster than a PM.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: November 14th, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
It looks like it's even one of the XLs that has hardware flow control on all the ports! :)