More on the Protocol Issue
There’s only one way -- an independent analysis of the packet-trace information collected by Network Computing. The original article -- pulled for a time from the NC website, is back. Have a look if you’ve not already.
In general, I’ve found that enterprise types are more interested in results than in underlying architectural issues, and this is as it should be. We buy performance, not implementation. But if the results are being manipulated via means beyond the standard, everyone deserves to know. Again, as I noted before, this may not be a major issue as coexistence in enterprise systems isn’t as important as in residential and public-access settings. And Meru still absolutely deserves the benefit of the doubt until and unless we have conclusive proof. At this point, though, independent analysis is the only way to settle this issue once and for all. Any of you university types want to take this on?
— Craig Mathias is Principal Analyst at the Farpoint Group , an advisory firm specializing in wireless communications and mobile computing. Special to Unstrung