[Techtalk] Re: Somewhat OT: Fiberoptic networking HOWTO?
devdas at dvb.homelinux.org
Wed Apr 14 00:48:09 EST 2004
On 13/04/04 04:41 -0400, Raven Alder wrote:
> 3 devices as you did (I'm semi dogmatic about "switches are for
> switching, routers are for routing", though the boundaries between
> routers and switches continue to blur). That probably does have a big
A good L3 switch is essentially a multi-ethernet port router. With the
rise of Metro Ethernet, L3 switches have built in QoS and other useful
stuff if that is ever needed (Stuff for layer 2 VPNs, bandwidth
management, full routing, etc).
Older ones are just short circuiting switches.
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