Recommended L2 switches for a new IXP

Saku Ytti saku at
Sat Jan 17 19:15:04 UTC 2015

On (2015-01-17 12:02 +0100), Marian Ďurkovič wrote:

> Our experience after 100 days of production is only the best -  TRILL setup
> is pretty straightforward and thanks to IS-IS it provides shortest-path 
> IP-like "routing" for L2 ethernet packets over any reasonable topology 
> out of the box (without the burden and cost implications of VPLS).

I'm not sure what the burden refers to, but cost implications to me seem same,
trident HW can do VPLS.
>From complexity POV, I don't expect much different development time to write
functioning control-plane to either.

I'm not against Trill, I think Trill, and especially SPB-M are great, now they
just feel too little and 20 years too late. There was no particular reason why
SPB-M couldn't have existed 20 years ago in HW. But perhaps it's good it
didn't, it might have made ethernet 'good enough', that selling MPLS might
have been much more difficult.


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