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Making a Catalyst 6500 an ATM switch

I know a 6500 can act as a ATM switch, but what I want to know is: Is it going to route or is it going to switch? It's very important for me to know, because of the fact we absolutely don't want ATM routing. What I want is a redundant ATM ring of 3 locations with behind each location an IP network. Because if you want a redundant connection, I think you need to route and I don't want that.

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Re: Making a Catalyst 6500 an ATM switch

The 6500 cannot act as an ATM switch (route ATM cells from ingress to egress). It is only a UNI and never and NNI device. The 6500 series is a termination point for ATM connections only. I don't quite understand your 3 ring question, but assuming you mean you have 3 6500's connected to each other in a ring, with point to point ATM connections between each, this would work just fine.

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