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RE: Anyone using?
Simon, You missed the question. Timothy is interested in finding companies who have deployed the latest generation of edge devices. These devices specialize in QoS, VPNs and more intelligent(CPU intensive) features. A GSR is not in the same classification since this router is meant for the core. Vendors competing in the edge space are Shasta, Ennovate, Cosine and Unisphere to name a few. CF -----Original Message----- From: Simon Lockhart [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 5:19 AM To: Alex P. Rudnev Cc: Timothy Brown; [email protected] Subject: Re: Anyone using? >Let me change your question a little... > >Most hw vendors announces now intergared router-switches (CISCO >NORTEL, etc); usially it is very fast but limited-features devices. > >The question - is anyone using such devices in the production networ? In >the ISP network? We were close to getting some for our network, but were unable to get any hard facts about people who are using them as "backbone" or "border" routers. In the end, we've decided to go with Cisco GSR's. The flaws we tended to find were with not enough enough memory to hold full routing tables, or a limit on the number of route entries. Another flaw was mentioned with regard to the route caching - something about needing to hold in table of which IP addresses were on which port (usual switch behaviour). Simon -- Simon Lockhart | Tel: 01737 839676 Senior R&D Engineer, Online | Fax: 01737 839665 BBC Research & Development | Email: [email protected] Kingswood Warren, Tadworth, Surrey. | URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/