[Techtalk] VLANs and linux

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Fri Jan 11 00:19:41 UTC 2008

I am confused on making VLANs. I have a nice cheep Netgear 8-port smart switch 
that includes VLAN guff that I got for testing. But I keep getting stuck, and 
the Netgear manual assumes I know what I'm doing. I should be able to create 
a couple of VLAN segments on a single switch, shouldn't I?

So does it go like this:

-create VLAN segments on switch
-configure network interfaces on Linux hosts with vconfig
-do some hocus-pocus to router

Finding recent documentation for this has been hard; I find old stuff that 
still talks about patching kernels. I think we're a bit beyond that now!

Carla Schroder
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