Caroline Carol writes: > Is it possible to configure local zones with a differnt MAC address ?
No. > With the same MAC as in global, and in the same VLAN, spanning tree encounter > problems in the Network I'm not sure I follow. In all cases, with respect to the Spanning Tree protocol, we're simply an end node. We don't (currently) bridge any packets, nor do we emit any BPDUs. Shared-stack ("ordinary") zones use only alternate IP addresses. They're exactly equivalent to assigning multiple IP addresses per interface, as before you could zones with ifconfig's "addif" command. It's purely an IP concept, and link-layer issues aren't involved. Exclusive-stack zones allow zones to take possession of a VLAN, but even in that case, there's nothing that's different from a system without zones. In other words, you can create VLANs on a system with no zones configured at all (only the default global zone), and the network will be unable to tell the difference in the packets we send versus a system with non-global zones configured. As far as Spanning Tree is concerned, end nodes like us don't exist (because we cannot form L2 forwarding loops) and IP has nothing to do with the way in which bridging works, so how do zones cause problems? Or what problems do you specifically see? -- James Carlson, Solaris Networking <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sun Microsystems / 35 Network Drive 71.232W Vox +1 781 442 2084 MS UBUR02-212 / Burlington MA 01803-2757 42.496N Fax +1 781 442 1677 _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com