[VLAN] broadcasts go where?
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Carlos Carvalho wrote: > Ben Greear (greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote on 19 May 2006 10:45: > >Carlos Carvalho wrote: > >> Ben Greear (greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote on 19 May 2006 10:17: > >> >If you are sending out, then it will only go out one interface. > >> > >> Is there a way to make it go to all interfaces? This is necessary for > >> broadcast-based services. > > > >If your switch has all of the VLANs in the broadcast domain (bridge group), then one > >pkt will arrive per VLAN. Perhaps you could give us more details as to > >exactly what you are trying to do? > > I've grouped machines in the department in vlans, so they only > communicate inside their group. We also have some servers which must > be accessible by everyone, so I put them in all vlans. They have the > same IP in all vlans. > > Everything works fine except that broadcasts from the servers don't > reach all machines, only those in the eth0 group, that is, the > untagged vlan. So I ask if there's a way to make the server broadcast > in all vlans. That sounds like a fairly nasty hack. Maybe use a VLAN router to interface with your individual VLANs and then put the common servers on a separate VLAN? Then no need to broadcast or play funny games with IP addresses on your server... -- Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com
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