forwarding broadcast-wol

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Mar 16th, 2009
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For wol development I need to forwarding broadcast. The configuration is:

The wol server is in vlan 50. The stations are in vlan 50


ip forward-protocol udp 12287


interface Vlan50

ip address

no ip redirects

ip directed-broadcast 101

no ip proxy-arp


The problem is that I see in the switch where there are the workstations, a broadcast that have the origen mac-address in vlan 52. The switch know this vlan, so, the stations in vlan 50 don't receive the brodacast.

Can somebody help me with an idea?



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Mohamad Qayoom Mon, 03/16/2009 - 14:00
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Are you trying to know why you can't get broadcast from VLAN 50 in VLAN 52?

If so, VLANs divide broadcast domains.

Edison Ortiz Mon, 03/16/2009 - 15:45
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You need to use the ip helper-adress command in conjunction with the ip forward-protocol command to take the broadcast packet from one Vlan to another in form of unicast.

I'm not sure if it will work for Wake-On Lan packets but it's worth a try.





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