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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Poor man's layer 3 switch.
 Date:  Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:09:07 -0500
Ryan Mullins wrote:
> I'm not meaning to push any buttons, but this seems to be more of a 
> semantics argument than anything.  Yes, tradionally, when we talked 
> about switches they were L2 devices only, but I haven't seen a named 
> player put out a strictly L2 only device (Cisco, Nortel, Extreme, etc) 
> in quite some time.  They've all moved to incorporating L2/L3+ features 
> at this point.

I know...  I am knee deep in the ocean, fighting the tide. :(  I will be 
that grumpy old man on the corner.  "In my day, a switch was layer 2, 
and we were happy to have it.  You layer 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 switch kids 
today have it too easy...  Hrumgh." ;)