gigabit switches

G.M.Sigut sigut at
Thu Dec 6 05:54:54 EST 2001

> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 19:15:29 +0100 (MET)
> From: Steven Berukoff <steveb at>
> Now, we are currently considering a hierarchical network structure, to
> minimize costs.  In particular, we planned on having each set of ~15 nodes
> connected to a 16 port 100Mbit switch with a Gbit uplink.  Then, each Gbit
> line gets plugged into a Gbit switch.  
> The question I have to you, my dear reader, is:  Do there exist 16 or 24
> port Gbit switches suited for this purpose?  The only ones I know of are
> made by Foundry Networks, who manufacture 16, 24, and 32 port
> models.  Have I missed some?  If so, does anyone have yea/nay
> comments?  

Both Cabletron (sorry - Enterasys) and Cisco have such things.


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