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"1 Mar 1993" date in Cisco devices

Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:44 am

Cisco equipment without RTC defaults to "1 Mar 1993" after the reload. Any ideas why this date was chosen? Just asking out of plain curiosity.

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Re: "1 Mar 1993" date in Cisco devices

Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:18 am

it's the beginning of time. (in the Cisco world)
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Re: "1 Mar 1993" date in Cisco devices

Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:06 am

ristau5741 wrote:it's the beginning of time. (in the Cisco world)


I know :) I was just wondering why 1.03.1993? At first I thought that maybe it's the date when Cisco was founded, but turned out Cisco was founded in 1984. Maybe it's the date when Catalyst business unit was formed?

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Re: "1 Mar 1993" date in Cisco devices

Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:11 am

http://www.processor.com/articles/P2533 ... .pdf?guid=

Product lines established in 1993. Maybe it has something to do with that?

More likely it's the 'start of time' for whatever OS sits underneath IOS

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