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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Pinging between Mesh Network Nodes OpenWrt

I have two mesh nodes that I have configured to be on a mesh created using OpenWrt. I used the tutorial here to set that up. When I ran iw dev $MESH_IFACE station dump, I got the output that I ...
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Fedora 18 guest in VirtualBox 4.2: How to assign static IPv4 address to guest regardless of active ethernet interface on host

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 host running VirtualBox 4.2.12. This host has both a wired and a wireless network interface, but only one of which would usually be active at any given time. For example, at home ...
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Networking and Samba from a quest OS running on qemu

I'm trying to test some software on a big endian system to ensure compatibility. My plan is to use qemu on Ubuntu 12.04 to emulate a MIPS system. So far I've been able to create the quest system ...
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Bridge interfaces with Vlan on Linux based access point

I have a Linux based wireless access point. It has eth0 interface for ethernet, ath0 for wireless and br-wan as a bridge between the two. bridge name bridge id STP enabled ...
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VirtualBox - guest bridged connection to host's eth0 fails

I have some weird issues (or lack of understanding) with my VM Lubuntu 14.04 on a Debian Jessie host using VirtualBox. My host has a static IP on its eth0 which is wired to a Raspberry Pi 2 (also with ...
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CentOS 6.7: cannot disable netfilter for Xen bridge

Following sysctl.conf settings at Xen host does not work: net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-arptables = 0 net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables = 0 net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables = 0 # sysctl -p ... ...
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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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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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Configure firewalld properly to access a subnet of docker containers from outside the host

Background I have a Fedora 22 Server running a docker daemon. For some reason, i want not to use the "docker0" subnet (which masquerades ip, and i do not want to change this), but my own bridged ...
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Configuring bridge network in kvm (debian wheezy 7.2)

I am desperately trying to run untangle 10 as a guest in kvm. My host system is debian 7.2 My problem is that I am unable to configure bridges/(virtual)NICS which are successfully identified by ...
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How to send data from serial port over wifi?

I have microcontroller device which reads data from sensors and sends it via Serial to USB converter (ftdi232 cable). This Serial to USB converter is connected to ARMv7 mini-computer - CuBox with ...
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How to show AIX bridge settings

While Linux has "brctl show" command, I cannot find any similar for AIX. Question: How can we show AIX bridge settings?
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LXC Bridge not working on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to get lxc containers running with a bridged network connection so the container get ip addresses like the host does from a dhcp server. I red several tutorials, but I couldn't find one ...
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How to create wireless bridge connection with nmcli

Is it possible to create a wireless bridge connection (br0) for any wireless nic (wlan0) using nmcli tool.? End of the day system should have master bridge-connection(br0) that uses wlan0 nic as it's ...
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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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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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Install brctl for OpenWrt - which package?

I'm getting an error in OpenWRT Attitude Adjustment that says: -ash: brctl: not found when I run brctl addif br-lan mesh0 I tried: opkg update opkg install brctl But I got this error: ...
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How to get systemd-udevd to create a bridge device at start up?

I am running Ubuntu server 15.04 in a virtual machine. I am able to use the brctl program to create and manipulate networking bridges. I've decided to persist the setup (through reboots) by updating ...
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Do I want a Repeater or a Bridge? (OpenWrt)

I'm setting up a network with openwrt. I have a router that I have set up for wifi which I will use as an access point. I want to add another router to my network so that the two can exchange traffic ...
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Simultaneously operate on multiple wireless networks

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 server. For an experiment I'm running I have the following requirements: -Receive data from multiple (3-4) wireless networks. -Machines on a network will only need to ...
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Bridge and iptables postrouting

I have a Linux 3.14 PC with three NICs and a bridge between two of the NICs (eth1 and eth2). My Question Why is there no traffic passing through the POSTROUTING rule? FYI, traffic is passing ...
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Good detailed explanation of /etc/network/interfaces syntax?

I understood the very basic concept of how to use /etc/network/interfaces, but all I find online are examples, example after example, which I can copy-paste from. What I miss is an explanation of the ...
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Cannot get IP address from WiFi access point (hostapd) with DHCP (dnsmasq) bridged with two ethernet adapters (bridge-utils)

My Android phone is trying to get DHCP address through WiFi connection, but fails. Obviously, I might have messed up something in my settings because I couldn't find a complete guide which would let ...
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Understand Linux kernel virtual bridge port numbering

I have a Linux kernel virtual bridge which contains interfaces eth1 and tap0: # brctl show br0 bridge name bridge id STP enabled interfaces br0 8000.00016c404fa3 ...
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Packets drops seen in physical interface while using kvm bridge

In ubuntu kvm hypervisor we are seeing packet drops in the physical interfaces once we create the bridge. Below is the output of ifconfig, br1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx ...
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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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Debian Network 2 subnets one interface proxmox

I have a box that runs proxmox with a debian 7 base. It is virtualizing openvz venet VMs. The host node and all VMs are currently inside of the same /24 . I recently got a new subnet and wanted to be ...
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Virtual Box Bridged network failed to get IP (DHCP) No DHCPOFFERS received

My goal is to get Bridged network working. When I try to UP interface in my Virtual Box VM, it tries some DHCPDISCOVER messages, but eventually I get No DHCPOFFERS received. I found where is the ...
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Traffic redirect, application that uses virtual bridge

I have an internet connection via ethernet interface that have an address 192.168.0.100. I have an applications that use internet connection using this interface. Like this: App1 -> 192.168.0.100 ...
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LXC external IP configuration for containers

I rent a dedicated server and want to use LXC instead of KVM. I want to buy IPs for every single container. For now i have two external IPs: 193.X.X.30/32 213.X.X.31/32 I prefer a routing solution ...
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How to know if a network interface is tap, tun, bridge or physical?

As far as i know, there are 4 main types of network interfaces in linux: tun, tap, bridge and physical. When i'm doing sys admin on machines running KVM, i usually come accross tap, bridge and ...
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Add virtual bridge without the loss of networking?

There is a dedicated server without KVM-over-IP support. The server 'owns' two IP addresses, and one of those is used for eth0 at the moment. The user needs to add a virtual bridge, in order to ...
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Linux Container LXC Intra Host Networking Issues

I have a problem that I cannot seem to resolve. I have two hosts M and N. A container in host M can ping the gateway, its host and all containers in Host N but cannot ping any co-hosted container in ...
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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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Creating an open wifi acess point for April Fool's Day which I want the client can only visit the login/splash page, but not working

I bought a Hiwifi J2 (Chinese) router, and sysupgraded to OpenWrt (not official version, but a patched version based on OpenWrt Barrier Breaker: https://github.com/rssnsj/openwrt-hc5761). Then ...
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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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Cannot delete bridge - “bridge br0 is still up; can't delete it”

I have the same problem as this guy : Bring down and delete bridge interface that's up But that solution does not work for me. I remove all interfaces from the bridge using brctl delif . I then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ethernet-bridged OpenVPN server not accepting connections from outside

I have configured an OpenVPN server with ethernet bridging using this howto and this page regarding ethernet bridging. The server is also running Samba, Apache and Webmin. Linux klesk 2.6.32-5-amd64 ...
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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 ...