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Re: Layer 3 switching posted 01/16/2007
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routing = path determination
switching = forwarding

L3 or multilayer switches perform both of these functions in hardware, so to
answer your question, L3 or multilayer switching is both routing and
switching.  The only difference is that it is done faster and more
efficiently in hardware with ASIC technology.

Ronnie

On 1/16/07, Sergey Golovanov <sergey.golovanov@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> layer 3 switching is "switching based on IP address" -> hence routing :)
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> >  -------Original Message-------
> >  From: Nirav Jasmine <niravjasmine@xxxxxxxxx>
> >  Subject: Layer 3 switching
> >  Sent: Jan 16 '07 14:29
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> >  We are having a debate that layer 3 switching is not actually switching
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> >  routing instead. What are your opinion?
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