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Re: [SLUG] Using multi port ethernet pci card to create ''VLANS"
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Using multi port ethernet pci card to create ''VLANS"
- From: "Chris Barnes" <runtimeerror@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri May 31 15:16:02 2002
Sun Microsystems have a piece of hardware called a Quad Fast ethernet
interface...basically its 4x100megabit ethernet nics in 1 pci card. I have
no idea if it would work in a standard pc but i dont see why not because its
just a pci device. I also dont know if there would be a driver for it for
linux but i dont see why not.
The other problem is that the card might be pricy. I havent seen them for
sale seperately, i've only seen them in Sun Ultra 10's
Try looking on e-bay for a cheap Quad Fast, then do some research to see how
compatible it is in a standard pc, and look for a linux driver. Google
should be a good place to find out how compatible the Quad Fast is with a
standard pc and would also help you find a linux driver for it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Hayes" <rgh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 2:42 PM
Subject: [SLUG] Using multi port ethernet pci card to create ''VLANS"
> Dear list,
> Does anyone know a multiport ethernet that does not act as a switch/hub.
> What I am trying to do to use the Linux box to phyically join a network
> without purchasing a managed switch but keeping the various segments
> eg Router ->Linux box -> port1 192.168.0.x -> port 2 192.168.1.0 -> port
> 192.168.2.x etc
> Richard Hayes
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