I'm attempting to create a bridge interface in Clear Linux with systemd-network to ultimately use it for KVM.

I've attempted to create the following files as part of this guide:









After rebooting, brctl seems to imply that the eno1 interface is not properly wired up to br0:

bswinnerton@nuc7i3 /etc/systemd/network $ brctl show
bridge name     bridge id               STP enabled     interfaces
br0             8000.429f5774d8b6       no

Here's the output of networkctl:

bswinnerton@nuc7i3 /etc/systemd/network $ sudo networkctl
IDX LINK             TYPE               OPERATIONAL SETUP
  1 lo               loopback           carrier     unmanaged
  2 br0              ether              no-carrier  configuring
  3 eno1             ether              routable    configured

3 links listed.

And the status of systemd-networkd:

bswinnerton@nuc7i3 /etc/systemd/network $ systemctl status systemd-networkd
● systemd-networkd.service - Network Service
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-networkd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Tue 2017-12-19 22:45:53 UTC; 8min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-networkd.service(8)
 Main PID: 253 (systemd-network)
   Status: "Processing requests..."
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/systemd-networkd.service
           └─253 /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-networkd

Dec 19 22:45:53 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: br0: netdev ready
Dec 19 22:45:53 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: Enumeration completed
Dec 19 22:45:53 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: br0: IPv6 successfully enabled
Dec 19 22:45:53 nuc7i3 systemd[1]: Started Network Service.
Dec 19 22:45:53 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: eth0: Renamed to eno1
Dec 19 22:45:53 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: eno1: IPv6 successfully enabled
Dec 19 22:45:58 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: eno1: Gained carrier
Dec 19 22:45:59 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: eno1: DHCPv4 address via
Dec 19 22:46:01 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: eno1: Gained IPv6LL
Dec 19 22:46:13 nuc7i3 systemd-networkd[253]: eno1: Configured

Have I misconfigured a file? For what it's worth, I've tried sudo brctl addbr br0, sudo brctl addif br0 eno1, and then sudo systemctl restart systemd-networkd, and everything works as expected, but that doesn't persist between reboots.

1 Answer 1


Check for config files in /lib/systemd/network/ or /run/systemd/network, it seems some other config file is matching your eno1 interface and starts DHCP on it

  • You're a life saver, that's exactly what the problem was. I had a file in /lib/systemd/network/80-dhcp.network that was was conflicting. Renaming /etc/systemd/uplink.network to /etc/systemd/80-dhcp.network resolved the problem. Dec 20, 2017 at 19:31

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