Tag Archive for lan

VLANs on Linux

My home network has a Linux box running IPTables as it’s center point, and, since there are four networks, it has 4 NICs and 4 cables into the switch.  I kept running into problems with the NICs (they would reorder…

Using MAC Access-lists

We ran into this today, and, though I knew it existed, I never actually saw it in the wild.  I’m talking about MAC access-lists. In the example setup, we have a DMZ off of a firewall that contains a whole…

Cheat Sheets from Packetlife.net

My friend Josh over at blindhog.net has found a collection of cheat sheet gems for the network dude(tte).  There’s sheets on BGP, OSPF, Subnetting, QoS, connector types, and more.  Check it out. Cheat Sheets – Packetlife.net Aaron ConawayI like to…

Storm Control

We run a large number of LANs all over the country that are “controlled” by the particular business unit. We manage the gear, but, since they have the money and have to pay for anything we do, they make the…

VTP and You

VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP) is a little gem on Cisco switches that allows you configure VLANs in one place and have them appear on all of your switches. This is great for large enterprises with 8457839 switches all trunked together…