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Re: 802.1q Was (Re: Plans for 2.5 / 2.6 ???

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Subject: Re: 802.1q Was (Re: Plans for 2.5 / 2.6 ???
From: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 12:24:23 -0700
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Rob Walker wrote:

> Yes, benchmarking numbers should be taken on by someone somewhere.  I
> would love to see linux up at the PPP bake-offs in San Ramon, and at
> any other gathering of the heavyweights to do benchmarks.  I think
> that this will not happen until a company has a vested interest in a
> commercial solution of this type.  something-xylink or
> xylink-something is the only company I know of doing linux
> routers/switches in a chassis-based solution.  I can't even find their
> site right now, so those names are probably a ways off.

Xyplex, I think.

> another thought along the same lines is that if I have set up dhcpd to
> answer only off of certain subnets, but those subnets are on different
> vlans, doesnt' dhcpd need to know which vlan it came in on?
> (therefore it needs to be able to read the vlan tag, and get the
> entire packet with the tag intact)

dhcpd knows which **device** the packet came in on, so, since VLANs
are devices, then it can use the same logic that it uses for regular
ethernet...  Thus the beauty of VLAN==device!


Ben Greear (greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
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