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Switch Processor vs Route Processor


Kindly explain the terms such as Switch Processor,Route Processor,L3 Engine, L2 Engine, Forwarding Engine etc and how are they related to each other.


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SP is the L2 "brains"

RP is the L3 "brains"

SP = L2 engine

RP = L3 engine

Forwarding engine could be either, although often more used for L3.

I would suggest you search the Internet for these terms.  You'll get much, much more information.  If there's a specific point that's unclear, then you might post a question in this forums to clarify it.

The problem with your question, to answer fully would take up to a book, which you'll discover if you search the Internet.

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