The Cisco SSG-6510
was a device introduced by Cisco in 1998 that allows dynamic direction of IP traffic to various services. It was typically deployed at the edge of a service provider's network where users would connect, log in, and be directed to whatever service they were paying for.</br>
The SSG-6510 runs a derivative of Wind River Systems
, and included a utility to flash the BIOS chip in-circuit. It was constructed using many of the same hardware components found in the Cisco PIX 510/520 and the LocalDirector 410/416/420/430, such as its chassis, Intel
440LX/440BX/440BX2 motherboard, Intel 82557 NIC
's, and 2MB flash card. It comes with a Pentium II
300 or 450MHz CPU, 384MB of SDRAM
, and 2MB of flash storage for the OS.
As demonstrated by its "hardware" command, the version of VXWorks running on the SSG-6510 recognizes only Intel Pro/100 cards with the 82557 controller and the 82553 PHY
chip. Intel Pro/100 cards with the 82557 controller and the 82555 PHY will work, but VXWorks doesn't properly identify the 82555.