Not as a switch - that would surely be overkill - but as a fully
fledged LAN and/or WAN router - yes. They excell at the job.
Linux Journal did an article on a WAN router setup using Linux boxen
this month IIRC.
John P. Looney wrote:
> Does anyone know if people have done much with using Linux boxes as
> switches ? You can get off the shelf boxes with 12 nics, and they would
> make a nice switch, if ethernet bridging and STP worked well. VLANs seem
> to work fine, so that's also a prerequisite.
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