[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 > > _______________________________________________ > > Vlan mailing list > > Vlan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > http://www.candelatech.com/mailman/listinfo/vlan > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Vlan mailing list > Vlan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > http://www.candelatech.com/mailman/listinfo/vlan > Thanks :) Regards Amitesh http://www.amitesh.info
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