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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
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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