[Rack] wiki/Network - updates

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Wed Sep 14 03:23:49 UTC 2011

The problem with switch2 is that it's a full 1U box that might not work so 
well up on the wall itself.

I was actually thinking the opposite and putting all the vlans and moving 
all the cabling down to the one switch.  I know the rack is easier to fuck 
with than TWoT, but the switch should be less of an issue than the other 
machines in the rack.  I plan to clean up the cabing mess over the next 
week or so.  Mostly just replacing the cabling so we're color coded by 
vlan and have cables of appropriate length.

Alternately Netgear has a 16port all-gige managed switch with no fans 
that would be appropriate for mounting on TWoT



  "UNIX is user-friendly, it's just picky about its friends."

On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Rubin Abdi wrote:

> So the direction I feel this should go is all VLANing could happen on
> the wall o tubes, and the switch on the rack should be strictly for
> fanning out the rest of the internal general network.
> Right now the current switch on the wall is switch2 with 8 ports, all
> being used. Things I think should be on a managed switch...
> * Sonic DSL modem
> * Monkeybrains uplink
> * r00ter eth0
> * r00ter eth1
> * console board
> * Cisco 1100 802.11bg
> * Cisco 1100 802.11bg
> * Powerstation 802.11a
> * Pony
> * Stallion
> * Trunk to Linksys switch
> We could swap switch2 for switch3 with 12 ports?
> Anyhow, with this setup just as long as the wall stays lit we should
> have wifi with internet for the whole space (nor currently possible) and
> pony and stallion will still have access to the net.
> How does this all sound?
> -- 
> Rubin
> rubin at starset.net

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