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Re: Low-end Layer 3 switch?


 > Walter Roberson wrote:
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My fault for not being more precise.  I need this so that we can run a
lab simulating our WAN, which has four locations/netblocks, for about 10
weeks.  By "fast" I mean 100 Mb (or even 10 Mb) rather than the 2 or 3
Mb total backplane capacity of an old router.  It doesn't have to last
long and sledgehammering it at the end of that time is fine.

sPh

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What are you going to do to simulate the WAN latencies and perhaps
bandwidth constraints?

rick jones
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Re: Low-end Layer 3 switch?



Rick Jones wrote:
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My first thoughts as well.

But the OP might not be testing any network performance issues, and
just need seperate broadcast domains.

In any event, this set of requirements doesn't seem to include "fast",
nor does it include "switch" (as opposed to router).  To me, "layer 3
switch" means "IP forwarding with an ASIC".  I think that's a pretty
common interpretation.

I'd solve this problem with a PC (those are free, aren't they? :-) with
4 NICs (also free).

/chris


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Well, no monetary outlay required.  I'm not sure I'd say "free" :) And
with a processor in there one could run something like dummynet to
provide the latency and bitrate simulation.

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