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Re: status of VLAN support in Debian/Linux in general



On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 15:44:50 +0200, Adrian wrote in message 
<200409081544.59112@fortytwo.ch>:

> Hi,
> 
> I've some questions regarding VLAN support in Debian and in Linux.
> First: is <http://www.candelatech.com/~greear/vlan.html> still the
> main page? Google makes me think so, but there are some references to
> 2.2 kernels and none to 2.6 kernels, so I'm a bit unsure.
> 
> 2.6 kernels: are they ready in general? The kernel.org and/or the
> debian kernels? kernel-patch-vlan is only in woody, so I guess recent
> 2.4 kernels don't need patches.
> 
> Which ethernet cards are working? I'm interested in both fast ethernet
> and gigabit ethernet.

..play with oraclic
http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=Debian+wifi+802.11+laptop+wireless
 
> VLAN is an IEEE standard - is it a real standard, or is it a 'it may
> work with some switches and not work with others'? (The simple format
> of the VLAN tag in the ethernet header makes me hope for the
> former...)
> 
> Debian: Ok, I see there's the package 'vlan', so I guess it contains
> all I need.

..play plummer: arnt@a45:~/FG/Atlas $ for i in wifi wireless 802.11\
laptop ;do apt-cache search $i ;done |sort |uniq |less 
arnt@a45:~/FG/Atlas $ for i in wifi wireless 802.11 laptop ; do \
apt-cache search $i ;done |sort |uniq |wc -l
130
arnt@a45:~/FG/Atlas $

..130 is with sid only in da source.list.
 
> (Yes, some of the questions could be solved by experimenting -
> however, I don't have a VLAN capable switch yet. In fact, all I have
> is a 5 port 10M hub, an a couple of Realtek 10M network cards. Go
> figure...)
> 
> greetings
> -- vbi
> 


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