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Re: Any 1U - 2U Ethernet switches that can handle 4K VLANs?
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Bill Nash wrote: > On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, ken emery wrote: > > > The point of using VLANs is that you don't need to route. There's > > > probably a good reason for switching instead of routing in the original > > > poster's scenario. (Perhaps a FTTH-like project?) > > > > Correct me if I'm wrong here, but at some point you will have to route > > all those VLAN's. To really answer the question about wether > 1000 > > VLAN's are necessary one would need to see the network design. > I would argue this point. I've got a production environment sporting > multiple vlans, none which will ever see an external subnet or even a > gateway (think databases.) The operative context inherent in the VLAN > acronym is, after all, 'local', and not every topology requires routing. This is correct, but then why spend the money on a L3 switch? Routing isn't needed so save the money and purchase a L2 switch. bye, ken emery