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Re: Peering VLANs and MAC addresses

  • From: Robert Kiessling
  • Date: Wed Nov 09 18:41:55 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 11:55 -1000, Randy Bush wrote:
> > > [IX---SwitchA---SwitchB---Router]
> > I'm not saying that the practice is good, or recommended,
> > or without peril. But it's certainly not isolated to the
> > UK.
> perhaps it should be :-)
> as folk from all over read this list, i just could not let
> discussion of how to do something that is generally broken
> and quite ill-advised go without raising a red flag.

What is the problem with this for the IXP, assuming proper 
safeguards are in place which are best practice anyway (BPDU 
filters, port security, ...)?

Which rule would you suggest for the IXP? The naive "connect 
only routers" wouldn't do of course in nowaday's world of