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An encounter with VLAN

2 days ago, I helped my friend setting up internet connection for his office's LAN. As he showed me the network diagram, I realised that there are 6 VLAN that I need to cover to make them connect to the internet.

6 VLANS-->CORE SWITCH-->ROUTER+PROXY+DNS-->GATEWAY-->INTERNET

The problem was to get the clients in each VLAN to communicate each other and to communicate with router. All clients should also be able to access dhcp server located in one of the VLANS. After struggling about two days, I managed to get all clients in different VLANS talking to each other and the router. The problem was that I didn't understand how each VLAN talk to each other. The solution was located on coe switch. The commands below did the job:

route add -net 172.20.10.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 172.20.30.254 eth0
route add -net 172.20.20.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 172.20.30.254 eth0
route add -net 172.20.30.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 172.20.30.254 eth0
route add -net 172.20.40.0 netmask 255…