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I can't seem to find MAXWAIT setting (bridge initialization time) anywhere in /etc on Debian 7.2 x64. Sometimes default 20s is too short for some reason and I'd like to set it longer.

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Depends on how you configure your bridge. Did you use the /etc/network/interfaces to define them? If so you can use this parameter to change MAXWAIT:

bridge_maxwait 20

Apparently that's only available in the newer versions: reference

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