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Re: [opensuse] Shopping for IPv6
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 07:29:58 -0400
  • Message-id: <4C8B6836.509@xxxxxxxxxx>
Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
This isn't really true; managed switches are very aware of higher level
protocols. Often times protocols are bound to vLANs.

I am aware of that. I have configured switches for vlan, QoS, diffserv etc. My point is that a switch shouldn't just block a valid ethernet frame, just because it doesn't understand the higher level protocol, as you seemed to have implied.
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