Subject: Re: 802.1q - stable?
To: Jon Lindgren <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/31/2001 23:54:34
On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 09:29:23AM -0400, Jon Lindgren wrote:
> I recently upgraded a switch to an nice [sic] Cisco 3524, which can do
> 802.1q.  Now, I've got an older router which only takes 10BT/half-duplex,
> and I'd like to replace it.
> My thought was to use a smaller NetBSD box as a one armed router, using
> 802.1q trunk lines between the switch and the NetBSD box (gee -
> etherchannel would be nice here ;-)
> I wanted to check on the stability and maturity of 802.1q before I started
> replacing my old routers, tho.  I know it's a bit new, but have people
> been playing with it?  Any gotcha's or quirks to know about?  Or is it
> easier to just try it out?
> I was planning on using either an epic, tlp or fxp card for this,
> probably on a ppro-200 i386.

Ok, so at work I have a few 3524 and 3548. NetBSD machines connected and using
- alpha ds20, with a netgear GA620 gigabit (1000baseSX) connected to a GBIC
  module (file server to 3 different VLAN)
- a sparc2, with on-board le (various network monitoring tasks, on 4 VLANs)
- a i386 with a 10Mbs ne2000-compatible (remote serial console to sparcs
  and telnet access to cisco, 2 VLANs).
- 2 i386 with DEC 21142 and 3c905 ethernets (my 2 workstations)

All work very well, without any problems.

Manuel Bouyer <>