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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Transparent bridge proxy between gateway with DMZ and router

I'm attempting to build a transparent bridged proxy using ebtables, bridge-utils and squid3 as seen in the following article. ...
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VMware two vSwitches Guests can't communicate between them

I have some servers in this configuration: (complete configuration) And I am not able, from VMGuest1, to ping either VMGuest3 or VMGuest4. I can, however, ping Host1 and Host2, which are attached ...
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Dynamips Virtual Router not pinging external host after bridging

I have setup a virtual router image with dynamips and setup bridging between tap0 interface of the virtual router and eth0 and br0 with commands [root@cisco_host]# brctl addbr br0 [root@cisco_host]# ...
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Xen Vif creation xl vs xm

Hi everyone, I switch my server from a xend/xm Xen install to a 4.1 xl Xen install. Therefore Xen does not create vif network interface when I launch xl create /etc/xen/my_server.cfg but does create ...
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How can I bridge a VM to a remote network?

I have a system running QEMU/KVM (via libvirt). One of its VMs needs to have a presence on a subnet that is not local to the VM host. I have a Linux system on the remote subnet. Is there a way to ...
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LXC Container Networking

I just started to experiment with LXC containers. I was able to create a container and start it up but I cannot get dhcp to assign the container an IP address. If I assign a static address the ...
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Can I create separate bridges for every lxc user?

I have successfully created unprivileged lxc containers for one user on a system. All of those containers use the default lxcbr0 bridge. Now I want to allow other users on the system to create ...
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No IPv6 traffic in bridge mode

Hello happy people o/~ yesterday I had the audacity to reboot a remote Linux server. This Ubuntu 64, 12.04 installation went from kernel 3.11.0-19-generic to 3.13.0-32-generic and also from being ...
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BROUTING's target “redirect” in ebtables behaving in a strange way

Situation (host A)-------(bridge B)------(host C) where: A has MAC A on it's interface C has MAC C on it's interface B has MAC BA and MAC BC on it's two interfaces (depending on who it's facing) ...
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arp problems with transparent bridge on linux

I've been trying to secure my virtual machines on my esx server by putting them behind a transparent bridge with 2 interfaces, one in front, one at the back. My intention is to put all the firewall ...
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Assign ipv6 address to KVM guests on bridge mode

System: CentOS 6.5 Network: Bridge on br0 IPv6: ISP Native /64 block. IPv4: ISP address (not internal LAN) Purpose: To assign IPv6 only to guests (manually), I don't want ipv4 address to be ...
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How does ssh work when client and host are on the same machine?

I illustrate my question with the help of docker containers but this example is orthogonal to the rest of the problem. In fact any program that allows the use of bridge interfaces and ssh would do. I ...
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Bridge in Debian Linux (Wheezy) cannot access WAN hosts by name

I'm having the same problem as this poster: bridging two network interfaces in ubuntu linux 12.10 AND being able to access it from that machine and would be grateful for any help on how to debug it. ...
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xen project - bridged interface shows 2 MACs

I have a simple xen project 4.1 setup running on debian wheezy dom0. I have noticed during a network scan that a domU gateway returned 2 mac addresses for the same IP. One MAC being the expected, ...
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Directed ARP requests do not arrive at bridge interface

I'm baffled by the following weird bridge/arp behavior under Linux. It somehow seems to filter directed ARP requests, whereas it should forward them to the other end of the bridge. To test, I run the ...
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Linux virtual bridge not transparent

I'm attempting to set up the Openstack tutorial demo using libvirt VMs on my desktop but I'm having some problems with the virtual bridge on the host desktop. While debugging this, I noticed that the ...
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CoreOS, Docker networking, more than one bridge?

I have a server with 4 ethernet-cards. With the switching hardware I put all 4 cards in different VLANs. With the default networking on CoreOS I get single bridge for the containers, with a private IP ...
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Launch an openstack instance with single NIC

I'm totally new to openstack and without much resources I built a cloud with my pc as controller containing a wifi for internet and ethernet for internal connection also with my laptop again with a ...
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Linux router share internet between eth2 to eth3 [closed]

I am not a networking guy, so apologies in advance. I have a small Linux (Ubuntu) box with 2 ethernet ports. eth2 is connected to a cable modem that gives it a 192.168.1.x address + internet ...
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Centos/OVH: public IP on KVM virtual machine

Since a few days, I'm trying to configure my KVM vm to have a public IP address, without any success. First, I'm on OVH, and you need to know they don't allow networking from different mac addresses. ...
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linux container bridge filters ARP reply

I am using kernel 3.0, and I have configured a linux container that is bridged to a tap interface in my host computer. This is the bridge configuration: :~$ brctl show bridge-1 bridge name ...
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cant connect to internet in ubuntu using bridge adapter [migrated]

My host OS is windows XP(SP3), guest OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and virtualBox is 4.3 I want XP and Ubuntu to talk to each other, so I choose to use bridge adapter network. XP: Windows IP Configuration ...
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Centos KVM Host OS not passing all network traffic Guest OS

I'm running KVM on Centos 5. I have a guest OS, ubuntu 10.04, that has Snort 2.9 installed on it. The guest OS has (2) nic's, eth0 and eth1. One nic, eth0, is configured with an IP and can be ...
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ARP reply vanishes from br0 to tap0 using OpenVPN in bridging mode

i have setup a linux box (on an esxi5) which acts as an openvpn server. the server is configured to use bridging for the clients, which essentially works, with one exception. if the client pings some ...
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Linux bridging for KVM

I have a Debian Wheezy machine on which I tried to setup KVM with bridged networking. Unfortunately, the bridge does not appear to forward traffic correctly. My setup is the following: The physical ...
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KVM virtualization with two bridges, want routing to use each bridge as mapped in KVM

I can't seem to find an existing question like my scenario. I'm using 2 public bridges for 4 VMs. Two VMs per bridge device. Interface stats show there is use of the assigned bridge for the VM on ...
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When I restart my LXC environment, the container does not re-bind to the IP address

The IP does no longer respond to a remote ping With restart I mean: lxc-stop -n vm3 lxc-start -n vm3 -f /etc/lxc/vm3.conf -d -- /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo inet loopback up route ...
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KVM Networking guest issue due a provider networking limit

I have a KVM setup on Centos 6.4 64 Bits. My server provider assign us a Main IP to the Host with a gateway and netmask. Also our provider assign us additionals IP ( not in the same block as the Main ...
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WP forwarding remote discrete servers?

I need some help with a really odd server configuration: I have a server which is wired (eth0) and it will be serving a series of WP web pages. From this web page, using a forwarding product, I ...
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MAC address table in Windows

How can I see the MAC address table of a Windows network bridge? Is it possible trough command line to find this information? EDIT: I am interested to see the same table that it is possible to see in ...
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Understanding an OpenVPN bridge from iptable's point of view

In my scenario, there is a machine which acts as both an iptables-based firewall and an OpenVPN-server at the same time. It has two network interfaces - eth1 is connected to the internet whereas eth0 ...
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Can a virtual mikrotik box bridge a hyper-v internal network with a hyper-v external network?

I am trying to set up a Mikrotik router as a transparent firewall on my network. I got the machine working on a hardware MT box, but my boss wants the MT virtualized. I have been trying the set up ...
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KVM bridging for virtual machines is not working

After restarting the server, I can not ping and reach my virtual machines from the net and vice versa [root@pc1(192.168.0.114) ~]# ping 192.168.0.63 PING 192.168.0.63 (192.168.0.63) 56(84) bytes ...
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openvpn server for mobile access routing/bridging

I'm running a web server on an IPC and want to get access to the network with VPN, because the customer doesn't want to host his data directly on the internet. This web server runs a webapp, which ...
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Bridged Networking with bhyve and FreeBSD Guests does not work

I have a FreeBSD10 host with bhyve and the following IP-configuration in rc.conf: ifconfig_igb0="inet X.X.X.146 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast X.X.X.255" defaultrouter="X.X.X.254" ...
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Iptables: Matching packets for bridged interface

I'm building a firewall configuration tool based on iptables, and trying to get a "bump in the wire" scenario working. Given a setup with eth0 and eth1 in a bridge br0 and a third interface eth2: ...
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How am I able to assign an IP to a bridge interface

From what I read, bridging happens below IP layer, yet how am I able to assign an IP to a bridge interface ? brctl addbr br0 ifconfig br0 IP promisc up What does the OS do ? it sounds like it ...
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LXC not respecting netmask on Ubuntu 14

I have a LXC machine configured with bridging so that it has its own public IP address and is accessible over the internet. Even though it's working, the netmask address set in the VMs ...
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All connections to a bridged domU originate from the dom0 public IP instead of real IP

I have a Dom0 with a mixed configuration: bridged networking and NAT is set up. There is one NIC connected to the internet (& 3 more that are unused). This is my interfaces file: # The primary ...
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NIDS on bridged firewall

I have a firewall (Debian Stable 7.5) which works in bridged mode. The interfaces eth0 (WAN) and eth1 (LAN) are linked with the bridge interface br0. Can I deploy a NIDS (eg. Snort) on this server? ...
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Failing to setup OpenVPN Client (tap) on Ubuntu 14.04 - Viscosity works with same Server

I'm kind of desperate for help here... So I'm trying to setup a Client Machine to make a VPN Connection accessible to my whole local network. When I connect directly from a Computer in the local ...
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Setting up bridged LXC containers with static IPs

I'm trying to setup multiple LXC containers on a host, each with public static IPs of their own. My host is running the latest Ubuntu. It has a single network interface named eth0. The static IPs ...
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Is this one network or two networks?

I have this simple question and really don't know the answer. Does the drawing below show one network or two networks? This is a question about the definition of a network from the OSI / TCP/IP model ...
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how to make bridge networking with KVM work in Fedora19

I'm attempting to get several virtual machines setup on a Fedora-19 host system, with the traditional bridge network devices (br0, br1, etc). I've done this many times before with older versions of ...
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Booting a diskless Debian system using bonding, bridging, and iSCSI

I'm trying to build my personal holy grail: booting my Debian Wheezy KVM server diskless from a iSCSI target and the only configuration needed on the diskless server is the iSCSI parameters in the NIC ...
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Linux software bridge

I have following setup: I want to send files from 10.1.1.7 to 10.1.1.3 with the caveat that if link AB goes down, then file transfer should switch to link AC and CB. However, problem is that the ...
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On Mikrotik RouterOS, is it possible to get Netflow information from a bridged connection?

I have a RouterOS box set up to bridge two ethernet connections. I have use-ip-firewall=yes in the bridge configuration, so that the ports go through the firewall. I've enabled netflow reporting via ...
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Disable IP on bridge

OK, I'm running libvirt on my server, I have only one interface. In order to use the public IP in my VM I need to set up a bridge, everything OK so far.. But I don't want to setup an IP address on the ...
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Proxmox Host on OVM Hardware - Guest VM's cannot reach Internet hosts by name

I have setup a Proxmox Host on OVM Hardware and am giving the guest VM's Internet access using the Bridged setup. However, as this requires editing configuration files on the Guest to work correctly, ...
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brctl addbr and bonding not working for CentOS6 if IPv6 is disabled

I set up a CentOS6-XEN4-Server according to these instructions. Now I want to set up bridges - first manually: brctl addbr test - but this fails with: "add Bridge failed: Package not installed" ...