A network bridge is a network device which transparently forwards packets between two or more network segments so that they appear as one local area network (LAN).

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multicast frames in Linux virtual-switch

I have a network topology where in "Dell PE860" runs a Linux virtual-switch br0: Now if I send an Ethernet frame to broadcast address from "IBM ThinkCentre": 17:10:23.569021 00:a1:ff:01:02:05 > ...
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Does Linux virtual bridge support VLAN's?

Does Linux virtual bridge(configured with for example ip or brctl) support VLAN's? For example configure access ports in different VLAN's and trunk ports with only certain VLAN's enabled. Only option ...
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eth0/usb0 bridge breaks after removal and replacing android phone

I'd like some help with a networking bridge issue I've run into. I'm trying to make a bridge with eth0 and usb0 (my android phone). After running the brctl commands the bridge works wonderfully. But ...
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How to understand virtual switch in Linux?

I have a following virtual Ethernet switch in Linux: root@vmhost:~# brctl show br0 bridge name bridge id STP enabled interfaces br0 8000.266b04c4a79a no ...
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CoreOS in Vagrant - interfaces

I'm trying to understand the networking model in CoreOS but I'm having trouble making the operating system bend to my will. The problem I'm facing is that I want to use weave as an overlay network ...
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Outgoing masquerade address changes after adding a second interface to the bridge

In fact I have the following configuration: extrouter(192.168.1.1) <- wifi -> [eth2 (192.168.1.11) Centos 6/6 based host br0 (172.22.5.254)] br0 contains two tap interfaces (tap0/172.22.5.1 ...
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Unable To Bridge Two Teamed Interfaces - Advice?

Before the wall of code I'll explain the situation. I'm trying to set up two interfaces to be teamed together, and from that team create a bridge. I've been studying for the RHCE and I believe this ...
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OpenWRT on embedded device as firewall

I have the following setup in my network: My internet comes in through an ATT Uverse modem/router. The router is in bridge mode because that ATT Uverse modem/router connects to a second higher ...
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synproxy on a bridge

I am trying to implement synproxy to my firewall, on a bridge interface (between eth1 and eth2). Here are my rules: /usr/local/sbin/iptables -t raw -i PREROUTING -i br0 -m physdev --physdev-in eth1 ...
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How to find MAC or IP address of a device connected to the same Ethernet bridge?

I have the following topology: DeviceX ------ | DeviceX bridge with two Ethernet cards (created with bridge-utils) ---------------- router | ...
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Access network of PC2 from virtualbox installed on PC1

I am going to attend one seminar where I need to bring laptop with installed Virtualbox and Windows 7 running inside it. My laptop is too old to handle Virtualbox with Windows 7 and native Linux ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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How can I have a bridge that uses DHCP?

I have set up a linux box (centos 7) to use for virtualizing some servers. I have set up a bridge, but I need to do it with DHCP, but it doesn't seem to like it. The reason I need DHCP is because ...
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default route of br0 gets dev eth0 instead of dev br0

On my LinuxMint laptop, i have a recurring problem with my bridge br0. On each start up, the default route does not work. The routing table uses eth0 instead of br0 probably because of dhcp. i roam ...
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Bridge does not get IP via DHCP at boot

I'm running CentOS 7. I'm not running NetworkManager, and I've actually uninstalled it. My system is supposed to acquire an IPv4 address via DHCP on br0 at boot. Howver, when I log in, it has no ...
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Wireless network bridge

I am trying to create a network bridge to allow virtual machines to use my wireless card to connect to my home network. My plan was to do something like: iw dev wlp12s0 set 4addr on brctl addbr ...
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Packets switched through Linux bridge have very high packet delay variation and latency? [closed]

I configured a very simple bridge under Debian Wheezy(kernel 3.2.0-4-686-pae). I simply created bridge interface with brctl addbr br0 and added interfaces eth1 and eth2 into this bridge with brctl ...
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linux vlan bridge feature backport to 2.6 kernels

The VLAN-aware bridge was introduced to the Linux mainline on the 3.x kernels, according to this article on lwn: VLAN filtering/VLAN aware bridge Has this feature been backported to the 2.x kernels ...
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rp_filter dropping packets in linux bridges+vlan_tagged interface + tap interfaces configuration

I've a linux bridge which has it's first interface as a eth0.123 (VLAN tagged interface) & one or more tap interfaces created by kvm. (libvirt+kvm VM) [root@compute1 ~]# brctl show bridge name ...
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How to count the number of interfaces in a bridge

I want to bring a bridge down only when the last port is removed and so I have this somewhat hokey check to do it brctl show looks awkward to parse to get the information out and doesn't feel much ...
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How to bridge a VM to public IP

I wish to to assign the IP from my eth1:2 to a VM; I also have no use of this IP for the host, it would be desirable to be exclusive to the VM. I've ended up with a setup just like this (eth1:1, ...
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Understanding linux Bridging

I have started learning networking and recently been through bridging in Linux. Bridge in Linux could be set in two ways as far as I have got by reading on internet i.e. either by bridge-utils ...
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Bridging/Sharing a networkable printer in freebsd

I'm trying to "bridge" a ricoh laser printer to the rest of my network with a freebsd box, I have some other services running on there, such as mediatomb and have been using it as a file/media server. ...
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Bridge/Router with custom logic

I've a Linux box with 3 network adapaters, which I'd like to configure as follow: Adapter A is connected to computer A Adapter B is connected to computer B Adapter C is connected to the Internet. ...
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trouble bridging tap0 and tap1

I have a GNS3 router that is connected to tap1 in my host. On the other hand, I have an user application connected to tap0 running locally in my host. I can ping both the router and my application. ...
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Allow multicast packages from the bridge to wire in KVM

On a CentOS 6.5 host, I have a couple of guests - Ubuntu 12.04 and CentOS 6.5. The Ubuntu guest is generating mcast traffic that is visible via a tcpdump on the br3 interface. It is also visible on ...
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Create virtual network adapter with own MAC and IP?

I have a server with 4 different IPs over one real NIC. Now i try to setup different virtual network adapter in debian with this IPs. The Problem is, that each IP needs also a specific MAC. Otherwise ...
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I have a firewall bridge in pfSense and I want to log only the allowed packet

I have a bridge0 which has members em0 (wan) and vge0 (lan) I connect via ssh on vge0, when I tcpdump -i pflog0 I get the blocked packets from the bridge0, but when I tcpdump -i bridge0 I get both ...
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bridge or iptables or route?

iptables vs bridge-utils vs route I have two network cards in a Linux server and don't know how to make them communicate. After searching a lot I still don't know which method is the one that should ...
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How to bridge two WiFi interfaces on raspbian

How can I bridge two WiFi interfaces (wlan0 and wlan1) on raspbian? I tried using brctl but i get the following message can't add wlan1 to bridge br0 operation not supported. Is there any other way to ...
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Forward multicast between two LAN segments (Chromecast)

I've found some rules but most are inconclusive. Chromecast uses DIAL and discovers via multicast from what I've understood.. I have an Ethernet-connected computer which I would like to route via my ...
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Debian, Dibbler, IPv6 and Bridging Woes

I'm currently trying to setup my Dedibox LT as a virtualisation (KVM) server. I've elected to use Debian instead of Proxmox or ESXi for various reasons. Currently I'm having problems with getting ...
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Docker + Bridges + DHCP

I have a lot of docker containers that I need addressable on the the same LAN as their hosts. Up until now, I have been achieving this by using setting up a bridge and manually assigning them IPs, and ...
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No traffic tc class at bridge interface

I make bridge interface like this [root@]# brctl show bridge name bridge id STP enabled interfaces br67 8000.002655e38b20 no eth6 eth7 ...
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Plain Bridge vs. Open vSwitch

Is there any performance benefit in using Open vSwitch over a plain bridge?
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Debian WLAN to LAN bridge, double IP address

Target device is Raspberry Pi, with Debian running kernel 3.12.9-1+rpi1. I want to bridge USB WLAN card with local Ethernet NIC, but I want to have 2 IP addresses on that bridge interface, one from ...
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Why IP address for Linux Bridge which is layer 2 virtual device?

Shouldn't bridge (or a switch) be working without having an IP address? I believe I can have a bridge br0 setup with eth0 and eth1 as members both having no IP addresses. I can't understand why an ...
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How can I most simply transparently bridge traffic between wlan0 and eth0?

I am looking to do this on a Raspberry Pi, but I don't mind which operating system I have to install, so the easiest most out-of-the-box solution for Pidora (Fedora 20 Remix), Raspbian (Debian) or ...
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How to merge two network interface in one?

I have two network interface on my router: wlan0 and wlan1. First for 2.4Ghz and second for 5Ghz. Also i have Coova-chilli with setting HS_LANIF=wlan0. Therefore captive portal (chilli) work for only ...
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Docker error creating bridge

after installing Docker on a Ubuntu 14.04 minimal system with these commands, apt-get update apt-get install docker.io ln -sf /usr/bin/docker.io /usr/local/bin/docker sed -i '$acomplete -F _docker ...
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Bridging lxc vs virtualbox

Something that is confusing me is the difference between "bridging" with a Virtualbox VM, and an lxc container. When you start a start a VM, the VM creates a bridge ( apparently ) as a user. ...
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Can we add ports to OVS AFTER the VM is created?

I wanted to write up a program where I can create VMs first using libvirt. Initially they would not be added to any network. Then I want them to be attached to an OVS bridge where I can specify the ...
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Bridge-utils installed on ubuntu 13.04 but unable to start the service

I upgraded my laptop Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04. Before upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04, I installed qemu-kvm, bridge-utils, libvirt-bin & ubuntu-vm-builder. There its worked properly, After upgraded to ...
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Multiple virtual interfaces all bridged to eth0

I'm following this tutorial for setting up bridged a bridged Ethernet interface using uml-utilities and bridge-utils and it works for 2 interfaces but no more than 2. What I'm trying to achieve is ...
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Problem with getting bridge to work when set up with a script

I'm trying to set up a bridge, essentially turning my machine into a switch. I'm running a dhcp server on the same machine with INTERFACES='br0' as the interface setting. /etc/network/interfaces ...
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Arch Linux Ethernet to WiFi bridge

I want to use a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux to extend my WiFi network. My situation is that I have a spare WiFi router that I want to use to expand my WiFi reception range as well as give me a few ...
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Why does my firewall (iptables) interfere in my bridge (brctl)?

I set up a bridge br0 "attached" to two interfaces: eth0, my physical interface connected to the real LAN, vnet0, a KVM virtual interface (connected to a Windows VM). And I have this single ...
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Using a laptop as a bridge between Internet and LAN for SSH connections.

We have a lan and a server running HPUX that isn't connected to the Internet. I have a server and a laptop on the same network. When I plug in the laptop via ethernet cable, its Internet connection ...
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Creating a virtual interface to always access a DHCPed interface with the same ip

I have an interface that on connect always gets a new IP. So I want to create a virtual interface with a static IP that "relays" everything over the physical interface. This would be useful to bind ...
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br0 causes to drop multicast connection after 5 minutes

I have these interfaces set up on the router (Linux machine): br0: flags=4419<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 192.168.0.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast ...