[Rack] wiki/Network - updates

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Wed Sep 14 03:52:45 UTC 2011

After working with this Linksys thing.. I'm in total agreement that it 
should not be doing any vlans.  It's only useful as a dumb gige switch. 
The console interface can't adjust vlans, and the web interface only works 
in IE.

I'll work on getting a 16-24 port switch useful for vlans attached to 


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

On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 8:28 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>       Ben Kochie wrote, On 2011-09-13 20:23:
>       > 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.
> Again, the idea is that just as long as the wall keeps power, then the
> internet should work.
> Agreed. I'd like to have it so that the Wall-O'-Tubes becomes a constrained, simple thing that
> as long as it's up and powered -- things work.
> The current switch that is on there is a 1U unit as well, just not full-width.
> A bigger switch (port count or speed-wise) might not be a bad idea though.
> --j

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