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 From:  "Dave Warren" <MailList at devilsplayground dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] VLAN support
 Date:  Wed, 14 Jul 2004 21:07:47 -0600
> >> Work on the VLAN support is being funded by a company,
> ...
> > That's honestly the best thing I've heard yet this week.
> 
> This makes me curious - how big of a device are people
> hoping to replace with m0n0-driven boxes?
> 
> Are there cards that support huge numbers of ports?
> 
> (I don't run a big network, but at work, I am using
> about 30 ports for my HA cluster)

Part of the point of VLAN support is that you don't need a card with a
huge number of ports.  That alone is worth the cost of a managed switch.