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These modules include an IDS module (the NM-IDS) and a series a HTTP caching modules (such as the NM-CE-BP-40G-K9 and NM-CE-BP-80G-K9).
All Cisco has done is provide a way for third parties to run code on one of these NM modules specifically designated for this purpose.
So, routers are still routers and switches are still switches. Unless you have a layer 3 switch, that is ;)
Cisco becomes a major Linux server vendor overnight (cnet)
Posted Oct 12, 2009 15:29 UTC (Mon) by jmm82 (guest, #59425)
Didn't routers stop being routers a long time ago when the first nat device was hacked together. That was the beginning of the end for simple layer 3 routing devices. Once they got to layer 4 you knew it was only time before they attacked layer 5.
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