Introduction to Load Balancing

As you are well aware, there are two main categories in this blog. Contents are divided for home / small business users, and enterprise users. This is for a perfectly good reason. Having worked in both environments, I'm confident that people belonging to each group face quite different challenges. They have different problems and different approach to solving them. Usually the 'good' stuff is in the enterprise section - this is where the seirous things happen. Sorry, SOHO folks.

802.1q - supporting VLANs

The Raspberry Pi supports Virtual Local Area Networks, also known as VLANs. Not to confuse VLAN with WLAN, which stands for Wireless LAN, the VLAN is having separate logical networks over one physical wiring. It's quite exciting actually, because using VLANs, the Raspberry Pi is capable of being a router-on-a-stick. Let me dig deeper into this by explaining the terms, and the need for VLANs.

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