Too often, information is lost as the march of technology moves
forward. Manufacturers are all too willing to forget about a product once
it isn't in their immediate vision any more. Such a case is Shiva. They
were never very forthcoming with info and their tech support
sucked. Things only got worse when intel acquired them in 1999. In 2001,
Intel has dumped all remote access products and many users are left high
and dry. I posted a message to the firstname.lastname@example.org list a while back
documenting my plight, wherein the files I needed were hidden in an
encrypted self-extracting zip file, snm50e.exe - and the password had to
be cracked out of it because Shiva was being so uncooperative. That
password is "OAKDANCE". I recently had request for the file, because it is
no longer available from shiva, or apparently anywhere else on the net. I
still have to pull it off of backup tape, but it will end up here.
I have a Shiva LanRover/8E and a 48 modem, 33.6K Shiva T1 RAS. Anyone else
interested in a shiva-survivors mailing list, please drop me some email.