[CentOS] [OT] Network switches

Tue Mar 24 02:05:05 UTC 2009
Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>

> * vlans
> * mstp or some well established form of per vlan spanning tree
> * acl's
> * port mirroring or what cisco calls span sessions
> * snmp
> * ssh enabled remote management
> * support w/ updates and bugfixes
> I need at least 48 ports per device and obviously would like them to be
> "fast".  Most importantly, I'd like to know what you guys prefer as
> operations dudes and what pitfalls to avoid.  Also, are there other
> features you folks would demand to have in your switches that I haven't
> mentioned?  I can provide more information if you'd like.  Thanks.
> Oh, cost is sort of an issue (small/medium sized business) but right now
> insight from you guys is what's important and I can work out the cost
> issue later.  Thanks again.
D-Link DGS-3100

I ordered a number of these for the school where I work to place a 
number of Cisco 2960 10/100 switches.

I am quite happy with them. Some of these switches are connected by 
multi-mode fibre.