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Re: workhorse of the future...
alas, i think the days of being able to deploy one type of "god box" swiss-army-knife router are passing.
depending on what it is that the router is planned to be "doing" defines its PPS requirements & what speeds/feeds you need to run various features at.
from http://www.merit.edu/mailinglist/mailarchives/old_archive/2005-09/msg00635.html can you classify what functionality you see yourself as needing?
that pretty much sets the discussion as to whether you're after something that can be s/w-forwarding or not ...
first it was the vitalinks, then the bridge gear, then proteon, then cisco AGS, then 7600VXR, then 7301s.... looking to find the next-gen workhorse ... looking for 4-6yr life expectancy. pointers(private are ok) are appreciated - as well as -why- you think the suggested boxen are likely candidates. --bill