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

Mark Tinka mtinka at globaltransit.net
Tue Feb 23 05:27:56 EST 2010

On Tuesday 23 February 2010 04:59:38 am Jon Lewis wrote:

> Not just any 6500.  If you want similar (to the 3550)
>  ability to police at arbitrary rates via service-policy
>  in both directions, you need a Sup720.

That's why for pure Layer 2 Ethernet switching, I'm happy 
with both the Cisco 3560G and Juniper EX3200/4200 platforms.

But if I want to turn those into the "Layer 3 switches" that 
the world has since become, something tells me I'd want the 
Juniper most times. It's biggest issue now is the code (lots 
of catching up to do). While the hardware isn't as great as 
what you get in the routing platforms (obviously), it works 
much more like a router for a switch (oh my, did I just say 
that?) when you need it for "basic" IPv4/IPv6 

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