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 From:  Steve Bertrand <steve at ibctech dot ca>
 To:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 Cc:  "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 16:20:56 -0400
Lee Sharp wrote:
> You layer 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 switch kids 
> today have it too easy...  Hrumgh." ;)

Hey now...

This has nothing to do with easy, it has to do with consolidating two, 
three or four pieces of hardware into a single 2U chassis to save space. 
Most L3 switches have but a subset of the functionality a stand-alone 
router has...

There is the same amount of knowledge and understanding of the 
protocols/stack, and the same number of keystrokes required to configure 
these devices as there is to configure three separate pieces of hardware 
to perform the same functions ;)