Topic: VLANs numbering conventions?
Can I define----say----VLANs 0, 1, 2, 3, and 8, leaving out 4 thru 7? Of so, will this just setup 5 VLANs as intended or will VLANs 4 thru 7 be initialized "silently", eating up memory? If applicable, what is the highest "naming number" one can use? And what's the highest number of VLANs that can be run simultaneously?
I'm asking because I have a number of VLANs for my LAN and WLAN that will almost certainly increase in the future. So I'd like to get the WAN VLAN out of the way by giving it a higher number. This would allow me to keep VLANs for LAN and WLAN in one block without having to renumber the one for WAN every time I add or delete a VLAN to/from that block----leaving firewall rules etcetera intact. I'd also like to keep my main LAN on VLAN 0 to stay closer to a standard setup.
Right now I'm still using White Russian on Broadcom hardware, but I'm planning to make the switch to Backfire on Atheros some time soon. I wasn't able to find any information covering these questions in the docs, nor on this forum. So, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!