Subject: Re: 802.1Q tagged VLAN for NetBSD
To: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andy Doran <email@example.com>
Date: 10/08/1999 09:10:24
On 8 Oct 1999, Michael Graff wrote:
> I've poked around at the idea of supporting 802.1Q tagged VLAN
> interfaces for NetBSD, but have yet to get very far past thinking
> about it.
Same here (aside from defining ETHERTYPE_VLAN :).
> I believe the best way is to once again broach the subject
> of subinterfaces, where there is a parent "physical" interface and any
> number of children which have only per-logical-link attributes.
FreeBSD's 'vlan' interface does something similiar - have you looked at
the code? AFAIK, the userland code never got committed, but following from
your example would do something like:
ifconfig vlan0 inet 10.1.2.3 netmask 0xffffff00 vlan 42 vlanif fxp0
> Another thing I would love to get going is the concept of bonded
> interfaces, where an address can be used on multiple interfaces. Say,
> two 100baseTX-FDX interfaces bonded into a single trunk, going to a
Cool :). I'd love to see this happening.
We're far from it right now, but just to note that it'd be nice if there
was a tool to asssociate tags with something more meaningful, like the
VLAN name or whatever.