RE: 12000 ACL issue

From: Rubens Kuhl Jr. (no email)
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 13:29:27 EDT

Why do you think 6500/7600 doesn't have the required performance ? 30
Mpps Sup 2 with fabric-enabled line-cards can perform incredibly well...
Having FlexWAN and other non-fabric line-cards will slow down to 15
Mpps, which is usually enough. VLAN L3 interfaces are required only on
CatOS (which is today required by POS modules, unfortunately), but not
on Supervisor IOS.

Rubens Kuhl Jr.

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of
Pete Kruckenberg
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 2:20 PM
To: Mikael Abrahamsson
Subject: Re: 12000 ACL issue

On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> I guess I cannot use the GSR as a serious GigE platform,
> and now seeing the NTE prices on 10GE for the GSR and
> the timeframe it's going to be available, the GSR is not
> a viable 10GE platform either.

I've been trying to figure out the same thing, while there
are several other vendors very strong in L3 GigE, Cisco's strategy (if
there is one) appears to be twine and bailing wire.

6500/7600 doesn't have the performance, and VLAN L3
interfaces are just too non-intuitive for me. GSR price/performance and
availability is so dismal compared to other vendors, I am willing to bet
on someone else and deal with any platform immaturity. Can't say my
experience with GSR is so great, either, as far as stability,
reliability, etc goes. Reminds me of the GFR, the number of times I have
to reboot/reload...


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