On Mar 10, 2017, at 17:51, Mark Croom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It may have been your recommendation that led me to use Imagestream Transport routers for some T1 P2P WAN links for my previous employer. ...
> Great routers, but not simple to configure by any means.
I wholeheartedly agree. I actually had that in my prior email, but cut it out to focus more on the concept of "you get what you pay for". That really should be the take-away message I wanted to highlight.
To your point, Imagestream's user interface is anything but kid-friendly, and I've had two Microsoft IT admins (who worked for me in the past) both look at the Imagestream and give up after spending a while trying to figure it out. (To be fair, neither one was a Linux sysadmin, and neither was really interested in learning that OS/platform -- and neither was a real networking guy, either.)
You're absolutely right, though -- as I was going to write previously, "Imagestream routers are not for the faint of heart."
But neither is it easy to fly a Boeing 747 or an F-35 fighter plane. Both are incredibly complex and require extensive training and practice, and they're far more useful than a Cessna -- for a specific purpose.