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 From:  "Danny Puckett" <dpuckett at comresource dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Poor man's layer 3 switch.
 Date:  Wed, 27 Aug 2008 10:35:43 -0400
I did see mention in the Linksys forums that some models might be layer
3 enabled from the serial console but could not find anything in the
datasheets on the Linksys site. Odd that they would not advertise this
ability a bit more as it makes it difficult to determine which models
support this. Thanks for the info and also to those that mentioned
Vyatta. I will check that out as well.



From: Ryan Mullins [mailto:rmullins at ciscomonkey dot net] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:22 AM
To: Danny Puckett
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Poor man's layer 3 switch.


Linksys actually has some managed switches now that do vlans and also
have af POE.


You can find them for anywhere from 180 - 350.  The one sitting here at
my desk in the lab is the SRW208MP.


If you want to stay open source, there's a few options that I know of
off the top of my head:

xorp.org - runs on *nix - been meaning to play with this one as it does
bgp and ospf.

freesco is a basic router/firewall.

Linux router project

Open Linux Router - is this the same as LRP now?


Vyatta - is that spelled right? This one is probably more than you're
looking for.


Somewhere I remember seeing a m0n0router project, but can't go looking
right now.





On Aug 27, 2008, at 8:59 AM, Danny Puckett wrote:

I know m0n0wall makes a pretty good cheap layer 3 switch by turning off
NAT and just using VLAN's and routing but is there any other opensource
projects that are specific to this purpose? I did some googleing and did
not find anything that matched what I was looking for. I was hoping some
of you guys who are in the know better than I may have some suggestions.
Basically we are looking for a low cost No-NAT 3-4 port Ethernet router
for setting up VLANs for IP-Phones that would not require bouncing off
the edge router for routing. Hope this makes sense.


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