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Cisco To Develop Third-Party APIs For IOS 129

Posted by kdawson
from the letting-a-little-light-in-on-the-crown-jewels dept.
MT628496 tips a Computerworld article on Cisco's announcement that it plans to build IOS on a UNIX kernel, in modules, and allow third-party developers to access certain parts of it. IOS has traditionally been a closely guarded piece of software without any way for anyone to add functionality. No timetable was given for when APIs will be available. A Forrester analyst said, "...the network is one of the least programmable pieces of the infrastructure. The automation and orchestration market is far more oriented towards servers, storage and desktop environments. The ability to dynamically change the network is a missing component." The article mentions that Juniper Networks had announced on Monday its own developer platform for Juniper routers, and it's available now.
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Cisco To Develop Third-Party APIs For IOS

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  • by grumling (94709) on Sunday December 16, 2007 @12:14AM (#21714182) Homepage
    "This is a nice sense of direction statement - it says that Cisco understands that SOA and Web 2.0 are fundamentally changing how applications are built"

    "According to our router's logfile, your port on the switch has been modded down below the switch's current threshold."

    router#show int eth0/0
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    Sid : 5
    Traffic Priority : 0
    Maximum Sustained Rate : 64000
    Maximum Burst : 0
    Minimum Reserved Rate : 0
    Minimum Packet Size : 0
    Maximum Concatenated Burst : 1522
    Scheduling Type : Best Effort
    Nominal Grant Interval : 0
    Tolerated Grant Jitter : 0
    Nominal Polling Interval : 0
    Tolerated Polling Jitter : 0
    Unsolicited Grant Size : 0
    Grants per Interval : 0
    Request/Transmission Policy : 0x0
    IP ToS Overwrite [AND-mask, OR-mask] : 0x0, 0x0
    Current Throughput : 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
  • by the_humeister (922869) on Sunday December 16, 2007 @01:06AM (#21714448)
    Haha! Next you're going to tell us that Apple has an in-house x86 version of OS X which they use as a sanity check for their code. I'm not falling for that one again...

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