Recommended NON-VIP based 7500 swtching paths

Brandon Applegate brandon at
Fri May 28 14:51:32 UTC 1999


I was looking to get some feedback as to what people are using in
production on 75XX routers on standard line cards (HIP for example) for
switching paths.  I read one time on Cisco's site that on a 7500 non-vip
router, you can see up to 150k PPS using plain fast-switching, and up to
275k by using optimum.  Could someone be kind enough to elaborate on the
differences between fast/optimum switching other than the addition of
'optimum' on the command line ??  I dont remeber seeing too much detailed
info on the differences of these earlier switching paths on CCO.

Feel free to reply directly via email/off-list.

Thanks in advance.  

Brandon Applegate, CCNA  :  Network Administrator       :  brandon at

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