Ethernet Multiple Logical Groupings
Different Applications; Different Users




It is possible to set up closed subgroups (green solid lines and pink dotted lines) on switches. A recreational or charter boat could set up one logical network for passenger use, and another restricted to the crew.

At  home, you might want to have a separate logical grouping for sensitive things like file sharing and printing, with a different subgroup that is exposed to the Internet. In fish processing plants and similar facilities, you might have separate groups for processing, accounting, and backup.



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