Firewall in Routers??

Robert Laughlin robert at
Tue Mar 4 17:47:17 UTC 1997

> On Mon, 3 Mar 1997, Andrew Smith wrote:
> Anyone who has a 75XX and a single T1 needs to be taken out back and shot
> by their overly generous accounts payable division ;)

At a recent Cisco seminar aimed at corporate customers, Cisco was 
specifying the 7500 be used in all the following situations:

1. connecting a single mainframe computer to the campus backbone
2. connecting a large office to the campus backbone
3. connecting a remote office over frame relay at 512 kbs to the campus 
backbone. But do not despair, if you are running at 256kb, you can drop 
back to a 7200.

#3 implies we are over driving our 7500s.  If the 7500 is intended to
handle a single serial line at 512kb, no wonder it seems to get overloaded
on the backbone. 

Best Regards,
Robert Laughlin
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