VLANs is this right?

David Kelly dkelly at hiwaay.net
Mon Jul 5 16:57:50 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 10:16:19AM -0600, Modulok wrote:
> Criteria:
>     - HostA must never directly talk to HostB.
>     - Both hostA and hostB have an Internet connection.
> What I have to work with:
>     proCurve switch which supports VLANs.
>     2x Intel NICs in FreeBSD which support VLANs.

Am thinking you are approaching it the wrong way.

Not familiar with the specifics of a ProCurve switch but that's a high
end unit, not a Netgear. I would expect you could configure the switch
to disallow the MAC addresses from talking to each other of hostA and

Furthermore, it would be even easier to disallow hostB from within
hostA's firewall. And do the same at hostB.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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