[VLAN] is possible to create vlan capable switch using linux?
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Peter Stuge wrote: > On Sat, Aug 12, 2006 at 07:33:26PM +0530, Amitesh Singh wrote: > >>Is possible to create a vlan capable switch using switch+vconfig >>program in linux kernel? If it is possible, how should i configure? > > > Take a look at http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?m=105098558615614 to > maybe pick up an idea or two. > > I would however suggest looking into e.g. a HP ProCurve 2626 switch, > it will probably cost you less ($400) than PC+NICs+labor, unless you > can get by with scrapheap hardware and labor is cheap. > > Note that your existing switch can be used only in one VLAN. > For each VLAN you will need one NIC (networking interface card) in > the PC and possibly also one switch. It depends on how he wants to use vlans. A single un-managed switch can pass arbitrarily many vlans across it..but it will not actually treat them as separate broadcast domains. If you are using an un-managed switch, you can also set up a single port on a linux machine to route/bridge multiple vlans. That said, for common vlan uses, it is cheaper to buy a cheap vlan capable switch. Ben > > > //Peter > _______________________________________________ > Vlan mailing list > Vlan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > http://www.candelatech.com/mailman/listinfo/vlan >
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