Advice regarding Cisco/Juniper/HP

George Bonser gbonser at
Wed Jun 30 16:07:17 UTC 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Alston 
> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:27 PM
> To: Matthew Walster
> Cc: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Advice regarding Cisco/Juniper/HP
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 9:52 PM, Matthew Walster <matthew at>
> wrote:

> It just feels ass backwards alot of the time, especially trunking.
> That's more likely an "RTFM" problem, but the Cisco VLAN config has
> always just seemed more logical.

I can sympathize.

Some gear you add vlans to a port. Other gear you add ports to vlans.
Personally, I prefer the Cisco configuration syntax because if I want to
know which vlans a port is in, you look at the port config and there it
is.  Other gear you need to look through each vlan configuration and
note which vlans the port appears in and hope you don't overlook one.


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