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Re: PBR needing to hit the cpu?

  • From: Adam Rothschild
  • Date: Sun Sep 18 15:35:25 2005

On 2005-09-18-13:28:22, Sean Figgins <sean@labrats.us> wrote:
> As far as I know, the hardware that you are likely using from the
> major company in the bay area is going to put all PBR traffic
> through the CPU.
[...]

It's all dependent upon platform, as was stated previously.  A Cisco
Catalyst 6500 with Sup720 can definitely preform hardware-based PBR.
On the other hand, your run-of-the-mill 2600 series (or even a Sup2
w/MSFC2, if memory serves) cannot. :)

> Unfortunately, any more specific information of what vendors do
> would be a violation of the NDAs.

Please tell me this was meant tongue-in-cheek...

-a




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