Subject: Re: 802.1Q tagged VLAN for NetBSD
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Matthew N. Dodd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/12/1999 14:20:16
On Tue, 12 Oct 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:57:39 -0400 (EDT)
> "Matthew N. Dodd" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Also once could do multipath routing, MAC address takeover etc.
> Don't forget that some *hardware* has capabilities such as VLAN filtering,
> etc. (The AIC-6915 is one such MAC.)
And checksumming etc.
Some hardware has a multi slot perfect match address table.
Some hardware will require any additional MAC addresses to be matched via
promiscuous mode. Some hardware requires the same for doing multicast.
Some mechanism whereby hardware interface capabilities are communicated to
the interface it is attached to is needed.
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