[unisog] Summary - A Couple of Network Questions
bfriday at lasierra.edu
Fri Mar 28 18:03:06 GMT 2008
I have tried to make this as anonymous as possible due to a number of
requests. I very much appreciate those of you who were willing to
contribute it has been extremely helpful. We had 21 responders to the
questions posed and here is the breakdown.
1) Amount of lines used for security policies on routers and switches
Greater than 150 - 7 responses indicating greater or equal to 150
Less than 150 - 14 responses indicating less than 150
2) Amount of Vlans on your network
Varied but was as low as 20 and as high as 2500. There was a heavy
leaning towards the 1 vlan per device class/building model.
3) Nodes per Vlan
Varied largely due to how vlans were deployed but the largest
consisted of a 2000 nodes
4) Limit is based on Vendor or Management
The overwhelming majority (19 of 21) responded that the limit or lack
of limits they imposed where based on management and security issues,
rather than any vendor limits. The most commonly submitted answer for
the limit was to reduce the size of broadcast domains.
Again thanks to all those who responded your help is very much
Manager, La Sierra University's IT: Infrastructure Department
Tel: (951) 785-2900 / Fax: (951) 785-2908
Riverside, CA 92515
Email: bfriday at lasierra.edu
Infrastructure: It is the telephone on your desk, the wires in your
walls, the email you check daily, and the network that ties it all
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