VLANs is this right?

David Kelly dkelly at hiwaay.net
Mon Jul 5 19:01:24 UTC 2010

On Jul 5, 2010, at 12:30 PM, Modulok wrote:

> It was a simplified diagram of what I thought I needed. ( Which may or
> may not be what I actually need! )
> Basically, I want a port on the switch that I can plug un-trusted
> devices into.

Seconding Peter's request that you not top-post. We read and write this language left to right, top to bottom, and nothing about email changes that.

You say "un-trusted devices" but would have to trust the device to configure a VLAN interface. Or back to the ProCurve, it would need to be configured to tunnel everything on a the untrusted port into a VLAN. And/Or configure so that the untrusted port is switched only to the FreeBSD router port.

Would be easiest to slip another NIC in the FreeBSD router for this purpose. Then no VLAN, everything is handled in your firewall.

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

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