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Re: What should be the abstraction for ethernet switches?

On May 10, 2011, at 7:36 PM, Daniel Carosone wrote:

> Please look at solaris' dladm infrastructure.

While interesting, it doesn't seem to address the issue.  It seems
to manage the vlan and agr functionality but not bridging.

A system i have has a gige interface connecting to a VSC7385 5 port switch thus 
providing 4 external ports.  Each of these ports has its own link media 
attributes and vlan settings and the switch itself can provide multiple 
bridging domains.

For now, I'm completely ignoring that the switch exists and things just work 
for a simple LAN.  But if I want VLAN tagging, bridging, or aggregation the 
switch needs to get involved.

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