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Jun 15th, 2008


I want to know how can i create new vpn in new switch and also what is the difference between vlan and vpn.Can i create vpn in only L3 or L2.There is possibility to create vpn in L2 swithces.

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hobbe Mon, 06/16/2008 - 06:28

1) VPN in new switch

Unless you have a 6500 switch you can not do VPN in a switch.

VPN is normally L3.

2) Difference between VLAN and VPN

they are not the same. It is like comparing a boat with an airplane two totally different things for totaly different purposes but both can carry packets to and from destinations.

a vpn is generally used when you connect a faraway LAN o'r computer to the local LAN to allow for a "secure" encrypted connection

a VLAN is in general a separator of broadcast zones. no encryption.

two totally different things but both send packets.

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