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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Using m0n0wall as a network switch/hub?
 Date:  Wed, 18 Jan 2006 14:19:51 -0500
On 1/18/06, A dot L dot M dot Buxey at lboro dot ac dot uk <A dot L dot M dot Buxey at lboro dot ac dot uk> wrote:
>
> ummm, if you ahve all the cables going to the PC, you may as well put a microswitch next > to the
PC and have done with it.
>

agreed.  faster, less hassle, and (should be) less chance of issues. 
A firewall isn't meant to be a switch.  Small switches (and even
bigger ones anymore, for that matter) are so cheap that it's not worth
the hassle of trying to use the wrong tool for the job.

-Chris