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 From:  "Aaron Cherman" <aaronc at morad dot ab dot ca>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Poor man's layer 3 switch.
 Date:  Wed, 27 Aug 2008 14:48:06 -0600
> 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 ;)

Yah, but you don't have the "fun" of dealing with 2 miles of cable in one 
rack.  haha