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

Cory Ayers cayers at ena.com
Wed Feb 3 14:20:04 EST 2010

> > 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.
> -evt

+1.  They are dirt cheap, rock solid from our experience, and have options for 10 optical ports (c3550-12G).  With that said, unless I'm missing something, I still don't see IPv6 routing support and they are EOL.  We will be moving away from them and don't see C3560 or C3750 as a viable replacement.

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