Cisco AXP Developer Contest

Do you have a great idea what a router should be able to do, but you cannot make it work because you can't tweak router's embedded management tools (including Tcl)? Here is an opportunity you shouldn't miss: enroll in the Cisco AXP Developer Contest. Even if you're absolutely positive that having an extra Linux server sitting next to the router is better than a router blade (and some Linux pundits had lots to say on the topic), sending your ideas to Cisco won't cost you more than a few moments of your time and an e-mail ;)

And, BTW, mundane (but nonetheless highly useful) ideas like »visual policy map editor« or truly integrated DNS/DHCP server probably won't get you very far (that's why I'm not applying :).

Full disclosure: I was kindly asked if I could help spreading the word about the contest, but all the enthusiasm is exclusively mine.

3 comments:

  1. I emailed them my idea after reading you post. I hope there is not a situation at Cisco where someone self destructs after reading my Vogan poetry.

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  2. What did you propose? Building Infinite Improbability routing offload with the Net::Tachyon library?

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  3. Everyone knows you can not do infinite improbability routing offload on an AXP. That can only be done on a seperate LINUX box!
    I have decided on something easier and have implemented Harry Potter's magical objects on the AXP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_objects_in_Harry_Potter

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Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354, is the chief technology advisor for NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale data communications networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. See his full profile, contact him or follow @ioshints on Twitter.