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From "Matthew Patton" <>
Subject Re: Networking question
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:53:14 GMT
On Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:26:02 -0400, Outback Dingo <>  

> we dont have VLAN capable switches

I rather doubt that. Every tom dick and harry switch manufacturer of even  
the cheapest PoS I've run across knows what to do with VLAN tags. What you  
can't do, is control at the port level which VLANs are accepted or  
rejected or choose between access/trunk/general mode. Basically the SOHO  
switches run in General mode with a PVID of 1.

If you want VLAN tags in such an environment you have to set them at the  
Operating System. Have you tried that?

Switches are dirt cheap. Even if you do have the world's sorriest excuse  
of switching technology, go on ebay or your electronics store and for  
quite less than $500 get yourself a proper switch. Whinging about CS  
requiring VLANs is not going to accomplish anything when the correct  
solution is to spend a very small amount of money, is just silly.

You shelled out for VTx capable CPUs and a few fat sticks of RAM didn't  
you? That costs a hell of a lot more than a proper switch.

Cloud Services Architect, Senior System Administrator
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