Stopping IP croadcasts from reaching a device
Posted on 2002-06-20
I am testing an IP device on our LAN and need to stop all IP broadcasts such as browser announcements from reaching that device. I did it by putting a router inbetween our LAN and the control network that this device is on and this worked fine. My question is: Are there any other ways of doing this without having to segment it with a router? I think that maybe a VLAN might be able to accomplish this using a Cisco Catalyst switch but I'm not positive. Could someone verify this for me and also suggest any other options or switch brands (If it is possible to do it with a switch at all) that might work? This device still needs to be accessible to all traffic specifically destined for it but the IP broadcasts should not reach it. Thanks!