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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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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VM host management in case of Linux bridge

I have a virtual-machine host(vm-host) which runs two qemu-kvm virtual machines in tap mode. This means that network topology looks like this: As I need to manage vm-host over VLAN 123, I see three ...
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BPDU protection with Transparent OpenBSD 6.0-current Firewall Bridge

Is it possible with OpenBSD? I would like to implement BPDU protection and filerting with my Transparent OpenBSD 6.0-current Firewall Bridge, and loop protection with rstp Is the ...
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Is it possible? Three OpenBSD 6.0-current firewall bridges with only one OpenBSD Server?

Is it possible to configure several firewall bridges with one OpenBSD server which has 6 nic's. In this case 3 OpenBSD firewall bridges from each other completely independent? cat /etc/sysctl.conf ...
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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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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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bridge or route wlan traffic to eth

Have been trying to make a laptop share its wireless connection via ethernet to other devices, but am getting nowhere. First tried bridging, but soon found out bridging wireless interfaces is not that ...
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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 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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Bridged networking problem with Xen 4.6 and Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to setup a Xen virtualization on Ubuntu 16.04, and Xen 4.6. My plan is to have 1 private network, as well as virtual servers with public IP addresses which should be accessible externally (...
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Why I'm able to configure IP address on bridged interface?

Consider following bridge setup: brctl addbr mybridge brctl addif mybridge eth0 I see a lot of people failing their setup on configuring the IP on eth0 rather than the mybridge interface, so I was ...
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Configure firewallD to access services on bridge from OpenVPN

I have setup a KVM host using a routed bridge (interface br0) where the virtual machines are connected. I can reach services inside the VMs on the bridge from the KVM host without problems. I can ...
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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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How to setup wireless AP with two wifi cards and ethernet as WAN on debian?

I'm trying to build wireless AP with 2 Atheros cards (AR5413 / AR5414 both), and one ethernet card to act as WAN. I am also having doubts if I should use ath5k or madwifi drivers. I've tried both ...
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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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Linux bridging question

I'm trying to understand why many Linux (virtual) networking guides attach IP addresses to a bridge device? A physical bridge itself doesn't really have an IP, instead one attaches networks to it and ...
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bridge-routing and martian packets

i am experimenting with routing a bit, and now i have a problem i cannot solve by myself eth0 | | ...
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Which ports to open in ufw for Windows in QEMU

I'm running Windows 7 in QEMU under Debian using bridge-networking. However when i have ufw enabled and start Windows i can not connect to the Internet. As soon as i disable ufw the virtual Windows-...
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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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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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Kali linux run airbase-ng along with wpa_supplicant

I have a notebook with installed kali linux with a built-in wireless card and I have also an external USB wireless adapter. I'm able to connect to networks with both of them, and I have no problems ...
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Packet flow in a virtual bridge with two interfaces, centos 7

I am struggling to create a bridge firewall with iptables since I cannot find/catch packets flowing through a bridge with two interfaces in centos7. No ip addresses are configured on interfaces or the ...
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Bridge 2 wifi connections

I have set up Ubuntu desktop on my laptop with an internal wifi card and an external USB WiFi dongle. Both WiFi interfaces work. I'd like to make one into an access point, and the other into the ...
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Unknown bridge gets recreated after reboot on Ubuntu 15.04@VMWare

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on VMWare. For the last couple of days I have the issue that I have a "magic" network bridge: I never created this bridge and therefore I tried to delete it with the ...
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How to use same interfaces settings for all wlan devices

I am working with a pcengines apu2c4 board with debian 8.4 installed.I am quite new to Linux. We use edimax ew-7811un usb wifi adapters. Obviously when you insert a wifi dongle new to the machine it ...
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Ubuntu Server in VMWare Fusion hangs on boot when using bridged networking

I am running Ubuntu Server 15.10 in VMWare Fusion Professional 8.1.0. All of my software is up to date. I need to configure the virtual machine to bridge to my Mac's network so that the client OS's ...
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Connect to guest vm (no wifi driver) from machines on same wireless network as the host machine?

I have my host os with proper wifi drivers that connects to my router. I run a NixOs VM (no wifi driver) as guest. I setup some configs in NixOS and it now has many binary caches that I want to share ...
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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 192....
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Is it possible to setup a bridge configuration where only the host can access a VM, but not the other way around and no VM->VM?

I have a KVM hypervisor set up with several VMs. A docker instance runs in each of them (for security purposes the containers shouldn't run on bare metal next to each other). Is it possible to ...
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Bridging two virtual machines on difference bridges

I have two VMs: vm1 & vm2. The host and VMs both are Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Each VM "connects" to a bridge which connects to a virtual ethernet interface and end up at eth0 i.e. vm1 (192.168.0.23) -&...
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qemu-system-arm problems adding second NIC/bridge

I am running Qemu under a host with two bridge interfaces and would simply like to bridge them to guest NICs. All of this works fine when bridging one NIC either by creating a bridge manually or using ...
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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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How to visualize bridge and port connections in Linux?

I have complex setup of Linux bridges, OVS bridges, veths pairs etc in a Debian host. Is there a tool that will produce a image of which is connected to what and which port's traffic is egressed ...
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Packets not moving through linux ethernet bridge

I am trying to set up a debian 8.3 machine with eth0 and eth1 bridged, but I can't get packets to traverse the bridge. Currently, eth0 is connected to a LAN with many other hosts, including a DHCP ...
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What are the consequences of adding a network interface to a bridge?

Context: I have a headless computer/server with 2 network interfaces (e.g. eth0, eth1) running CentOS 7. eth0 faces the world/Internet. A laptop is connected to eth1, and accessing the internet ...
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Bridge Linux Disconnecting Link Port

We have a problem with a Linux Bridge working as a Firewall. Sometimes one link is disconnected suddenly without explanation and we have port flapping for a long period of time. Logs from the machine ...
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KVM bridged interfaces not going up - inet, inet6 , bridge

I am setting up KVM host which will have multiple virtual machines visible from the outside with a similar /etc/network/interfaces config to this one # The loopback network interface auto lo iface ...
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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 bind an lxc container to a specific bridge?

I created a specific bridge br1 and would like to bind a specific container cont1 to that bridge. I have lxc and lxd installed, if that matters (I am not sure what the difference between them really ...
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KVM Networking Topology

I would like to set up a network on my Server where I run KVM as a hypervisor. The Network will be used for a distributed Jenkins setup. The goal topology is the following: One machine (Jenkins ...
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socat/netcat UDP to TCP

I am trying to bridge a connection between UDP and TCP. The UDP - must listen on port. The TCP - must connect to a server. The purpose of the connection is to control VLC player. I tried netcat and ...
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How bridge works on top of bond interface?

I am always confused in understanding network bonding and network bridging. Bridging is different and Bonding is different , I want to know how they work together. Thanks in advance.
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How to simulate a hub?

How can I simulate a hub on a Linux system? I know how to build bridge but I really need a hub behavior. My second solution is to use a bridge but I need to modify its behavior in order that it act as ...
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tc on bridge port

I have a 4 port bridge: root@Linux-Switch:~# brctl show bridge name bridge id STP enabled interfaces br0 8000.000024cd2cb0 no eth0 eth1 ...
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“Pipe” Wi-Fi signal through Ethernet cable

Currently the Ethernet ports in the building I work in are down, but the Wi-Fi works. I have a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)) and a non-Wi-Fi enabled workstaion (Debian 8 (...
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How do I specify an alternative bridge interface (not br0) when using qemu-bridge-helper

By following the instructions found at http://wiki.qemu.org/Features/HelperNetworking I can configure qemu with qemu-bridge-helper, however, I can't figure out how to pass a bridging interface option ...
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OpenWrt wifi bridge with IPv6

I am running OpenWrt 15.05 on my WDR4300. My ISP is via cable with legacy-IPv4-only. For IPv6 connectivity I use HE.net tunnel to receive a static IPv6 /64 subnet. My office is in a different room ...
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How to make an iproute2 bridge setup permanent?

I've set up an archlinux inside a Oracle Virtual Box. To be able to reach the VM from the LAN I have added a bridge adapter and configured the guest system following the instructions from the Arch ...
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How to connect two VMs with different IP ranges to access each other?

Using KVM I have created four VMs, I have two public Ip addresses for my VMs, I know that I can assign these IPs to two of the VMs and connect them to internet by bridging my host's physical interface ...