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What does it run?

Posted on 2007-04-10 08:22:12, modified on 2007-04-22 21:45:00
Tags: Networking, SNMP

Recently we obtained a couple of new network hardware devices, to make our network saver and our life easier. But what do they run?

The first one is a Citrix VPN/SSL device. That one is easy to identify, specially if you have SNMP enabled on it:

RFC1213-MIB::sysDescr.0 = STRING: "Linux net6gateway 2.4.24 #29 SMP Wed Nov 17 16:55:58 PST 2004 i686"
RFC1213-MIB::ifDescr.2 = STRING: "eth0"

That's Linux for you!

The second one is a Tippingpoint SMS server:

RFC1213-MIB::sysDescr.0 = STRING: "Linux ips-manager 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp #1 SMP Tue Mar 14 16:05:46 EST 2006 i686"
RFC1213-MIB::sysObjectID.0 = OID: NET-SNMP-TC::linux

Linux too.
Later on, during troubleshooting a software on it, I found out that it is running Fedora Core 6.

But... the Tippingpoint IPS devices itself:

RFC1213-MIB::sysDescr.0 = STRING: "TippingPoint IPS"
RFC1213-MIB::ifDescr.1 = STRING: "lo0"
RFC1213-MIB::ifDescr.2 = STRING: "fxp0"

That's some kind of *BSD.
Later on, while talking to tech support, I found out that it is running VxWorks.

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