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February 7, 2011  5:29 AM

Understanding Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM)



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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  We all know in Cisco Catalyst Multilayer Switches the matching process of the Access Control list is done at hardware level. In order to do this processing the Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) comes into picture. Basically the Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) is used by...

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