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Re: Digi etherlite issue - i need feedback

From what I understand, you don't ssh to the unit. The difference is that
the backend communication is all done over SSH, instead of plaintext. At least, that's how I understand it..

As for your questions, I did get answers concerning them. The all in one units are very easy to upgrade, all you do is log in and point them to the new image and it loads it and restarts the unit. I asked about how quick they are to fix security issues and they stated it is one of their main concerns, especially since they have many governmental agencies that use their devices.

I was told that they typically release quarterly updates for non critical problems. I asked specifically about the SSH exploit and he said they had a fix for it out within a week of knowing about it. He said that with critical issues such as the SSH exploit, they work to get a fix out as soon as possible.

-- Mike

On Mon, 29 Aug 2005, gelle@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

I looked at the 16 port TS link and they discuss their SSH v2 encryption. Is this a console appliance you ssh to? How is that different than all in one?

Did you get an answer to the upgrades for vulnerability questions we discussed last week? I think the key ones are a) how are they upgraded (ie, is it a PITA!) and b) how fast do they respond to vulnerabilities, esp with ssh but I guess there could also be stuff in their underlying system.


On Aug 29, 2005, at 12:53 PM, Michael C Garrison wrote:

At this point, Digi has admitted they are unable to fix sun break issue with the Etherlite's. They've offered a few alternatives:

1) They can exchange the 32 port etherlites for 16 port TS Series. These units are sun break safe and provide a little more functionality than the etherlite 32's (http://www.digi.com/products/terminalservers/portserverts816.jsp)

2) They can exchange the 32 port Etherlites for their CM series, which is an all in one solution. The downside to this is that we would have to pay money to upgrade to these units.

3) Another solution would be to have them exchange our 32 ports for 16 ports and purchase the power adapter from ASP Technologies, which is supposed to solve the issue.

4) We can just 'deal with it' and know that we can't unplug the units with sun hardware plugged in..

I require feedback so that we can figure out what route we should go concerning this.. so please give me your feedback!

Mike Garrison