[geeks] Phone system suggestions?
Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366
patrick at zill.net
Tue Sep 27 12:16:07 CDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 12:12, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com>
> " On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 10:31:10AM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 wrote:
> " > One school of thought says "two separate LANs" another says "one LAN,
> " > but with QoS to ensure VOIP gets its packets in a timely fashion".
> " Since the difference is a switch, it makes sense to use two seperate lans.
> " The phone switch should be on both of them so that people can use
> " "soft" phones, e.g. phone emulators that run on pcs.
> otoh security best practices suggest at least separate vlans so that
> it's not possible to sniff/hack one from the other.
You are exactly right, if voice and data are on the same physical switches, Cisco et al. suggest QoS plus separate VLANs for voice and data.
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