Bridging is a forwarding technique used in packet-switched computer networks. Unlike routing, bridging makes no assumptions about where in a network a particular address is located.

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Automatically activating bridge slave connections

I created a bridge connection in the NetworkManager applet and assigned two ethernet interfaces to it. When I click connect on the bridge connection, the setup halts at "Obtaining network address" ...
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How to pass traffic hrough linux box between modem and router [on hold]

My internet comes in through an ATT Uverse modem. The modem output goes into a Fortinet router and fro there into my home network. Now suppose that I want to put a small Linux box (say a Raspberry Pi ...
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Layer 2 transparent bridge between 2 VLANs

I have two VLANs on a switch. On VLAN #1 I have PC-A conntected. On VLAN #2 I have PC-B. Both PCs share the same subnet. I've also connected a transparent bridge, base on a linux machine, that ...
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What does the @ means in ip link show command?

I am new to Linux network admin. I was learning the ip commands with one of my colleague's server with ip link command. When I try to show to one of the vlan information, I see this: vlan1@eth1: ...
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STP fixes non-looped network. Dumb switches kill network. Can anyone decipher this wireshark readout for me?

Greets long story short we had a power outage here and when the network came back online it would crash out to a flood of ARP requests. This would lead to packet storm/network loop, but after ...
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Enabling bridged connections with a single network card with multiple IP addresses

I have a server with one network card in it (eth1). My server is assigned 5 public IP addresses and it is currently configured like this (/etc/network/interfaces): # The primary network interface ...
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Can a single physical interface act as a “slave” for multiple bridge interfaces?

Can a single physical interface act as “slave” for multiple bridge interfaces? For example, br0 and br1 would use eno1 physical. Got KVM host with 4 physical nics, each nic assigned to a different ...
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Network bridging - what's the point?

I'm having hard time trying to understand how bridges work. What's the idea behind them? Most sources say their main role as connecting two LANs. They are layer two devices. But wait a second, how can ...
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CentOS 6.6 - Additional public IP through aliasing in VM with bridged network

The scenario: A CentOS 6.6 virtual machine with a working public IP assigned to its eth0 via bridged networking (details about the setup below). The problem: I would like to add an additional public ...
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Bridging two datacenters

i need to find out what would be best way to bridge current datecenter with new DR datacenter. I have following network configuration (show in picture). http://i.imgur.com/7bohb3I.jpg So on internal ...
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Cisco vpn access to another router

I am using a Cisco ASA 5505 to VPN into my network (which is working great), and I want to connect to a different network that is on a Asus RT-N66v. For example: network 10.1.1.1 is my VPN and ...
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ubuntu route all client eth0 traffic to openvpn on client tun0

OpenVPN client has 2 physical interfaces: eth0 = 192.168.10.14/24 gw 192.168.10.1 eth1 = 192.168.10.17/24 gw 192.168.10.1 tun0 = 172.160.1.6/24 gw 172.16.1.5 Server is external somewhere listening ...
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How can I block all traffic to/from an bridged interface while allowing DHCP?

I have a PC (running Fedora 20) that is being used as a "software switch" to control the network connectivity of some external devices. There are eight such devices; the PC has two 4-port Ethernet ...
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nftables, bridge, lxc. Can't call into container

My first post so bear with me. I am using nftables to start to replace old ones. I am loving it, but obviously, my approach is a bit iptables-like and also highly procedural, rather than using the ...
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how to make this bridge to work?

I have posted a similar question at: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27873819/customising-docker-network-doesnt-work# To simplify the question, let me get rid of docker. This is the network ...
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Bridge configuration on OpenVZ

I have been using an OpenVZ environment left behind by a previous employee. A while ago I needed to use virtual eth devices to try a specific application. After removing VETH might have misconfigured ...
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Bridge behavior when MAC address is not found

Lets say, a uni-cast packet is sent from one system to another system. The packet passes goes to the bridge. But the bridge does not have any information about the MAC address of the destination. What ...
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NIC bonding over bridged GRE-TAP: not getting replies… unless I run “tcpdump”?

I'm trying to get Linux bonding working over a VPN (GRE-TAP). The funny thing is, that it only works when I have tcpdump running on both hosts, but more on that later... There are two machines, ...
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Proxmox with an Openvswitch bridge

All, I'm trying create a way for me to be able to use the local network within my Proxmox infrastructure. Currently, everything is running off of NAT from wlan0 and all internal machines have the ...
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Linux bridge not answering arp packets

I'm trying to setup a test scenario regarding linux bridges for which I need a full virtual IP stack. Basically, I'd like to simulate the network between a VM (or container) and its host, just without ...
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LXC Container with public IPv6 network

I have a setup where I wanna be able to access a LXC Container by there public IPv6 Address from public. At the moment I'm getting stuck while trying to access any other net than the network provided ...
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Filter mirrored port traffic using iptables

I receive traffic from a mirrored port and I would like to send it into an NFQUEUE for processing. Because of the mirrored port, the packets destination MAC addresses are not my host MAC address. ...
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Dummynet Filtering not working on FreeBSD 10

I am trying to do network emulation using dummynet in FreeBSD 10. I have this working in 9.3 however things must have changed and I cant determine exactly what but my setup no longer works. I have ...
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Equivalent to TYPE=“OVSPort” DEVICETYPE=“ovs” OVS_BRIDGE=br-ex in Ubuntu 14.04?

Is there an equivalent to TYPE="OVSPort" DEVICETYPE="ovs" OVS_BRIDGE=br-ex in Ubuntu 14.04? The system is OpenStack Icehouse with 3 nodes (controller, network, compute1) each on a VirtualBox Ubuntu ...
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can't ssh into KVM VM despite using bridged network

I'm trying to access a KVM virtual machine running inside my company's network. I am VPN'ed into the network from my laptop and can ssh into other VMs, and I set up my VM to use a bridged network for ...
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Blindly bridging wireless client with MAC NAT

This is the usual "I want to bridge wifi with ethernet" question, but I need something specific here. My Linux box has a wlan0 interface which is in station mode, with MAC aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:aa, and a ...
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qemu, kvm: Guest: No DHCPOFFERS received

I'm trying to set up a virtual machine (guest) wich should act as router (ubntu 14.04). The host is a CentOS 7 machine (4x LAN). The guest should get a public ip address over it's eth0 (guest), wich ...
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Sniffing packets coming out of “tap interface” when bridge connects to vlan tagged interface

So, I've a tap interface that's created by kvm which belongs to a VM being managed via libvirt. The bridge consists of eth0.123 (here eth0.123 is a vlan tagged interface) & the tap device. ...
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Debian Bridge Network Connection — Static IP Addresses

I have a PC with 3 Ethernet ports. I am able to share internet to the other two ports with internet coming in on eth1. I use the following setup on /etc/network/interfaces after aptitude bridge-utils ...
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why linux bridge shows 2 mac addresses for one qemu vm?

I am new to qemu networking and pretty confused about the following situation. I launched 5 VMs. Each connects to br0 through a tap device. I also have a dnsmasq listening on br0 for DHCP. The ...
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High packet loss with kvm, bridge and bonding

I have 2 servers connected through cisco linksys sg500. Both hosts have identical configuration (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 4 * 1Gb/s network interfaces with bonding). When I set up bridge and interface ...
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Networking issue (CentOS) - 2x Bridged networks

I've got an issue with a bridged network on CentOS machines. Basically, the setup at present: 2x Firewalls 2x internal networks (10.0.1.0/24 - Private, 10.0.10.0/24 - DMZ) 4x Virtual Hosts host1 ...
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packet is not being forwarded from tap interface to bridge

I am running fedora 19 on a virtual machine and have two tap interfaces (A, B) created. I'd like to be able to send packet from A to B. I am trying to do this using a bridge, however with the bridge ...
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Persistent promiscuous bridge interface

In an effort to try and clean up the office network I've mirrored the uplink port on our switch, plugged it into a spare port on our VM server, and set up an VM with ntop. All this works, however we ...
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allow double tagging on vlan interface

I have a single interface eth0 on my machine. I have a linux bridge to which If I add my interface I loose connectivity. So I create a vlan interface and add it to the bridge. All is fine now except ...
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global ip address packets don't pass from tap interface to the virtual machine

i have a config: p6p1(physical nic, connected to isp with no addr promisc) -> pppbr0 (bridge with no addr promisc) -> tap0 (with no addr promisc connected to a vm) iptables configured: iptables -A ...
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bridging LXC containers to host network with different IP range

I'm pretty new to linux, and I have been struggling with a problem for the past week or so... I am trying to setup a cluster of LXC containers on a workstation (host) which is has IP 192.168.10.33 ...
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Guest-VM can only ping CentOS KVM host, cannot access anything else

[root@KVMHOST]# ifconfig br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:67:6B:17:2F inet addr:200.200.100.54 Bcast:220.225.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21e:67ff:fe6b:172f/64 ...
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Can't access KVM Host (network brige)

I have a strange problem since I rebooted my KVM Host running CentOS 7. I have a network bridge which was going fine, I could access my KVM hosts and guests, but since reboot, I can't access the ...
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Linux - Disable routing but allow bridging

I have a Linux server that is running the KVM hypervisor. I have multiple bridges on this server (that are on different VLANS). Is there an "easy" way to make sure that bridge hoping (i.e. routing ...
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CentOS 6.5 Bridged Networking Fails

I have a CentOS 6.5 Server that I wish to host VPS on, as well as installing SolusVM, to do this I need to bridge the network adapters for the Server and the VM's ( so the VM's can connect to the ...
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how to connect/bridge two interfaces on different processes

I have two processes A and B (simulating real hardware device), each with their own TAP interfaces. If I want to send an ethernet packet to A, I send it on interfaceA, and similarly if I want to send ...
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Routing with bridge and multiple taps

I have a server with VPS nodes and 3 dedicated servers in other DCs. I use OpenVPN with tun devices and policy routing for packets being routed to a correct server like this ip route add via 10.0.0.1 ...
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double router configuration for fxs

I have a very cheap router provided by the ISP, which crashes now and then because there are too many devices attached to the wifi. I want to buy a good adsl+router supporting the AC frequencies, but ...
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Bridge PPTP VPN with local network

I have configured on my Ubuntu a VPN server using PPTPD. I can connect to it from outside of my LAN, I can use it's internet connection. But I cannot see my LAN clients (because the VPN and the LAN ...
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Guest networking not working on Debian Jessie Host server KVM with br0 bridged network

GUESTS networking not working at all. In other words guest can not ping host or lan gateway. I have br0 bridge already created, also brctl show that vnet0 was properly added by KVM to br0 on guest ...
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How to identify hosts with bridged adapters

We have an issue with our Windows DHCP server randomly having bad address errors. The current top theory is that there is a host within that pool with bridged network adapters, causing all sorts of ...
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Debian don't forward through L2TPv3 more than mtu l2tp virtual interface

R3--R1--Internet--R90 R3: ip addr 10.123.0.3 R1: sudo ip l2tp add tunnel tunnel_id 699 peer_tunnel_id 699 encap udp local 5.254.174.8 remote 5.254.174.90 udp_sport 699 udp_dport 699 sudo ip l2tp add ...
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How should I bridge two networks, given each network has its own subnet & DHCP server?

I would like to join/bridge two different networks, network 1 and network 2: Network 1: A network consisted of a Linux box (with one ethernet) port and multiple clients (connected via LAN switch). ...
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Bridging multiple VLANs in linux

I'd like to clarify some issues I have with bridging tagged traffic on Linux machine. I have a 2.6.20 (802.1q, bridging, ebtables are enabled) kernel and a device with two net interfaces (eth0 and ...