Stop this from clogging DMESG

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Apr 2 09:20:07 PST 2003

In the last episode (Apr 02), W. J. Williams said:
> --- Dan Nelson <dnelson at> wrote:
> > In the last episode (Apr 02), W. J. Williams said:
> > > this box is in a lab-learning do I stop and
> > > keep both cards...should I make range for fxp1 192.168.8.x?
> > 
> > That's probably a good idea.  Also make sure the NICs are not
> > plugged into the same ethernet segment, since if they are they will
> > see the same broadcast packets and start complaining about other
> > things.  Use IP aliases on a single card if you only have one
> > ethernet segment available.
> Dan, thx...yes, I only have one ethernet switch, but i believe it is
> capable of handling virtual LANs...should I build VLANS on the switch
> to separate the ethernet segments?  I am running 8 pcs and simulating
> various things (VPNS, firewalls, etc) .It is a 24-port 3com 3300
> switch.  I just got my gig-e nic running now as well, so will
> experiment with routing traffic through it. thoughts?

Definitely set up VLANs if you're working with VPNs and firewalls. 
Otherwise you will never know whether a successful page load went
through a VPN or just ignored it and talked directly to the destination

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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