[c-nsp] what is it with 3550s?

Eric Van Tol eric at atlantech.net
Wed Feb 3 12:50:57 EST 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net [mailto:cisco-nsp-
> bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Jeff Bacon
> Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 12:03 PM
> To: cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
> Subject: [c-nsp] what is it with 3550s?
> They seem to be an incredibly popular device, especially for telcos as
> CPE devices. Why? (I have no use for them, really, and they appear to be
> EOL, I'm just really curious.)

They can do full layer 3 routing, have a diverse selection of model numbers, do decent QoS, and are cheap, cheap, cheap.


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