FDDI, was: Re: [rescue] u2 drive trays

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Aug 19 16:12:15 CDT 2003

If bridging under Free/Net/OpenBSD between FDDI and FastE, does it
take care of breaking down the packets due to the larger MTU on FDDI ?

I haven't looked at it, but I would think routing would, but I'm not
sure about the bridging....

-- Curt

>From: "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
>On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
>> Shouldn't IPFilter running on a U1 with a HME card, a SunFDDI card (the
>> current kind) be able to handle the task?
>Sure, but packets don't route from FDDI to Ethernet on my network.  The
>networks are completely separate and parallel.  The FDDI only exists to
>make my NFS mounts go ZOOOOOM!
>> I really need to tie FDDI and FastE together, and it would be nicest
>> if they were on the same subnet.
>In that case, you don't even need IPFilter.  You just need an OS that
>understands segment bridging.  Linux will do that, as will the BSDs.
>Solaris, however, will not, or, if it does, it is very new
>functionality, as 7 wouldn't do it.
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Curtis Wilbar
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