Thanks for the technical lesson there tubbynet, like I said, that's the extent of my experience and ONLY in those
two linecards where I work.
Speaking of architecture, you have any further comment on this datasheet
from Cisco? From the surface, looks like
you'd want to use the WS-X6524-100FX-MM, WS-X6548-RJ-45, WS-X6148A-RJ-45 or WS-X6148-FE-SFP for high traffic
volume 10/100Mb access ports. As for the 10/100/1000Mb arena, how's the WS-X6148A-GE-TX / WS-X6148A-GE-45F
stack up overall?