Subject: Re: HW-assisted VLAN handling
To: Jonathan Stone <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/30/2005 23:33:27
On Sun, Jan 30, 2005 at 01:14:05PM -0800, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> How many VLANs can the hardware handle in hardware?  4k (common limit
> on Cisco switches)?  16k?  What's the maximum the IEEE packet format allows?

KS8995MA (a 5-port Ethernet switch) can manage 16 VLANs.  The number of
VLANs in IEEE 802.1q format is 4096.  Don't know about the chip being
actually discussed here, though :)