> On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Andrey Savochkin wrote:
> > The current kernel infrastructure for packet mangling may still need
> > some adjustments, but it at least exists. I'm encouraging to consider
> > VLAN implementation as just a netfilter module.
> "All the world is an IP net"? How should I run IPX over my VLANs then?
I have a more than passing interest in the VLAN stuff as I have a network
that uses them. My campus is uses VLAN's to seperate the different users,
my faculty using 6 vlans to split the various units up. (Currently the trunks
are CISCO ISL, but the system is being upgraded to giga-bit trunks, that are
It is possible at some stage I would like to run a server with a foot in
at least 4 VLANs so that people accessing that server would not have a
router hop. (And since AppleTalk (and IPX for other departments) is at
least as important as TCP/IP no layer 3 switch vendor is game, and I can't
put that many AppleTalk stations in the one VLAN with out an AppleTalk
Any VLAN implementation that doesn't allow me to fire up Samba and NetAtalk
have have the 2 programs just discover the interfaces and do the right
SMB broadcasting, and AppleTalk stuff on each, isn't actually any use. I
certainly wouldn't be trying to replicate the routing functions of the CISCO
RSM cards in the 2 central switching centres on my Campus.
I just want applications to run...