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Re: Znog Digest, Vol 8, Issue 1
For Layer-2 I recommend Allied Telesyn.
They have a Model called 8326GB, which is 24*100BaseTX + 2 * 1000BaseTX
and Two GBIC Slots (unpopulated), which "replace" the 1000BaseTX Ports
when populated. You get from them all you expect from switch with
management (telnet interfacce, web interface, MIBs) except that it does
*not correctly* account VLAN traffic. I think that's a flaw in many
They are other models out with more or less ports. I recommend the
Layer-2 ones from AT, but neccesarily the Layer-3 Switches from AT.
(Gunther may tell us more about AT's dying BGP sessions, processor
overload and other oddities).

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> Hi,
> Does anyone have any reccomendations for a good, cheap switch? Good
> in the sense that it supports at least 802.1q and has decent
> performance, support for routing protocols would be a bonus (ie RIPv2
> or OSPF), ideally with a couple of GigE ports.
> Eg, anyone have experience of the LevelOne GSW-2472TGX?
> Seems cheap at least.. (though no routing protocol support).
> regards,

Andreas John
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Re: Znog Digest, Vol 8, Issue 1 [ In reply to ]
Ah, I forgot: AT-8326GB should be around 400 Euro + VAT I guess.