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Dead LAN's hand: IT staff 'locked out' of data center's core switch after the only bloke who could log into it dies

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Not quite the same, but I got a query this morning from a guy asking if I happened to have a copy of an old Cisco IOS because a customer had an ancient switch that held a vital part of their network together that had gone down

(as it happened we did have something suitable on an equally ancient XP PC with 20Gb drive running as a TFTP server... plenty of space left on the drive, so we never bothered deleting old files, and no big deal if it went BANG! tomorrow)

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