Hi Richard,

I've had good experience with EdgeCore products, and I know a few providers in New Zealand have been using them in their networks for 10+ years now.

They have a model that looks like what you want: https://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?itemID=438092

The full description from SnapperNet indicates it has CLI too. https://www.snappernet.co.nz/product/912/edgecore-ecs2100-10t-8-port-10-100-1000-mbps-gigabit-managed-switch-with-2-gigabit-sfp-slots

Accton, EdgeCore's parent company, also manufactures Facebook's 100G datacentre switches, the IgniteNet line of mmWave radios, and probably some other OEM stuff I have no idea about.



On Fri, 28 Jun 2019 at 08:03, Richard Hector <richard@walnut.gen.nz> wrote:
Hi all,

I hope this isn't too far off topic.

What's available in the way of managed switches (at least including
802.1q VLANs) at a suitable price for a small office?

The (8-port) one I bought 4 years ago, even at the time the https ui
didn't work, because browsers had stopped supporting old certs or
ciphers or something. I raised it with the wholesaler, who raised it
with the manufacturer - no new firmware ever came out. I couldn't load
my own cert onto it either.

Is there anything better around, at a reasonable price?

I'm not keen on what I understand is the cisco model either, where you
have to maintain a support contract to get any updates.

Stretching even further - I don't suppose there's anything out there
with fully Free (as in freedom) firmware? Does SDN give us that?

Feel free to reply off-list if you don't want to promote (or disparage)
your suppliers (or self) in public :-)

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