Run user application on a Switch/router?

Can we run a packet sniffer/capture application on switch or router? My use case is to write a small software which will make certain decisions based on the content of the packet. Thanks. -Kedar


ANSWERS:


It's called a multilayer switch, and probably it is layer 7 content routing you are after.



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