[nsp] Re: Per VLAN Stats on MSFC2 - Complaints from the Field

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Thu Nov 20 16:42:34 EST 2003


On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:52:02PM -0500, Anthony Cennami wrote:
> This is because in 1996 you were likely not dealing with 'Switch 
> Routers'; today's 'routers' perform some form of flow switching/caching, 
> meaning once the traffic enters the VLAN routed interface and an 
> appropriate path is found it is sent down the the Layer 2 fabric.  

This is all nice and shiny, but having shortcuts doesn't mean "the L2
fabric can't export the resulting numbers up to the L3 brain".

They just botched it.  Counters and Cisco boxes seem to be fundamentally

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