Force10 Gear - Opinions

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Thu Sep 4 01:36:39 CDT 2008

Paul Wall wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Jo Rhett <jrhett at> wrote:
>> On Aug 26, 2008, at 12:26 AM, Paul Wall wrote:
>>> Routing n*GE at line rate isn't difficult these days, even with all
>>> 64-byte packets and other "DoS" conditions.
>>> Linksys, D-Link, SMC, etc are able to pull it off on the layer 3
>>> switches sold at Fry's for a couple benjamins a pop.  :)
>> Sorry, I thought you were serious.
> I am.  All of these boxes can forward packets at line rate, and list
> for a fraction of the price of the Force 10 S-Series.

a dlink dsg-3627g is a quite a few benjamins...

but given that switch asics for said class of products are widely
available and cheap, the difference between vender a and vendor b in
that class of switch is futher up in the software stack.

> I'll be correcting your other posts shortly!
> Drive Slow,
> Paul Wall

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