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2 Layer 7 switch, web-switch, content-switch
3 External addresses
MultiLayer Switch (MLS) - OSI layer 3 and/or 4
A Multilayer Switch (MLS) can prioritize packets by the 6 bits in IP DSCP (differentiated services CodePoint). These 6 bits were used in the "old days" for Type of Service (ToS).
The following 4 mappings are normally available in a MLS:
Some MLS are also able to route between VLAN and/or portss like a common router. The routing are normally as quick as switching (with wirespeed).
Layer 7 switch, web-switch, content-switch
Some switches can use up to OSI layer 7 packet information, they are called layer 7 switches, content-switch or web-switch.