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Old October 30, 2012, 04:47 PM
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The access switches are dumb, so no stp.
The core switch does have stp, and storm control if there is a loop on an access switch - which limits the %of broadcast traffic it will accept compared to regular traffic.
That's a good idea to have a few vlans instead of 10. The only thing is if i go the vlan route, I'll need to use a router and 1:1 nat which increases the complexity, since we have a /23 for our use, but we cant change the gateway ip, so I don't believe its possible to make use of smaller subnets in the /23, like /26s.
I don't really need the monitoring, but I figure it would help in locating faults, or people that are torrenting.
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