There still is the issue of cost though. GSR line cards are not cheap.
Hence my point about them not being an access router
I would put 10mbps Ethernet and possibly DS3 in the same pool as E1/T1
though; this still remains in the realm of things a 7500 does fine. I'm
not trying to defend the 7500 platform, it's obsolete all right.
However, free is music to my ears.
10meg ethernet yes, DS-3 depends on whether you own the telco side as