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[VLAN] Re: is possible to create vlan capable switch using linux?

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On 8/13/06, Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
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Thanks :)

Regards
Amitesh
http://www.amitesh.info

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