February 14, 2008
Do More With Less: 802.1Q VLANs with Voyage Linux
We've covered a lot of ground in the first three parts of this series. Today we stride down that last mile: setting up 802.1Q VLANs, and making configurations permanent. This is the part where you might regret going with an inexpensive smart switch like our example Netgear GS108T. It supports creating 802.1Q VLANs, but at a rather Spartan level. Higher-end switches give you more options, such as VLAN routing built into the switch, and options for other types of VLANs such as IP-address and MAC-address based.