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comment What equipment do real ISP's use?
In case anyone are courious, we ended up doing seperate VLANs for each user. And as a matter of fact, not just the 550 users, but for 2500 users (11 dorms). Here's a page describing the setup: k-net.dk/technicalsetup (the section "Transparent firewall using VLANs"). There was no significant load on the router server as I feared above.
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comment What equipment do real ISP's use?
I looked up private VLAN on wikipedia - it looks very much like what we need yes! Do you know whether it is Cisco specific? I cannot seem to find anything about it in our 3com switch configs.
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comment What equipment do real ISP's use?
don't worry. It's a university network, so all IP's (including the gateway) on the network are real internet IP's, not class C.
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comment What equipment do real ISP's use?
I don't think I can just filter away all broadcast traffic. DHCP and ARP requests (not DHCP offers of course) should still be allowed - so I guess some sort of layer 3 analysis is needed? Our managed switches only have a "broadcast storm" property, which limits bandwidth of all broadcast traffic on a port - not very handy I think.
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comment What equipment do real ISP's use?
That is an OK idea. Though PPPoE would be more complicated for the users to set up... Would a single modern server running Linux be able to handle around 90 megabits of internet traffic at peak hours?
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I have considered VLAN's. This would mean alot of tagging yes, and would mean a pretty heavy load on a server which would be configured with 550 virtual interfaces (using 802.1q). Is that normal? Would the server be able to handle the ~ 90 mbits of internet traffic generated at peak hours?
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