[nsp] sizing a router

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Tue Jul 6 15:05:35 EDT 2004

> AFAIK, the only device cisco makes that can handle an OC3 with line rate
> ACLs and stand up to Dos is a 6500/7600 with a flexwan module and a sup
> II or Sup 720. Possibly a 10000 using PXF, but I have not experience
> with them.

For the 6500/7600 you could also use 4/8/16 port OC3 OSMs, which should
handle DoS attacks *better* than a FlexWAN (a FlexWAN is just a VIP in

It should also be possible to handle this well on a 7304 with NSE-100,
where the ACLs are handled in PXF.

> 7200/NPE-G1 is probably what I'd do if budget constrained - 6500 if not.
> (I'd be interested in hearing other's suggestions, too.)

Juniper M7i :-)

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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