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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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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Using a VDSL modem with a ADSL2+ router results in ADSL speeds [on hold]

I have two residential gateways: The Netgear VEGN2610 which is a router/VDSL2 modem, and the Linksys WAG160N which is a router/ADSL2+ modem. I have a VDSL Internet connection and I wanted to use the ...
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How can i prevent TINC from relaying DHCP

I am running tinc in several NAT routers running Debian 7 Wheezy, the VPN works fine for months, except because i've set it up in switch mode it relays DHCP requests and answers over all the VPN. The ...
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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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tap interfaces always disabled in linux bridge

I have a physical interface eth0, and I want to create two virtual interfaces and bridge them with eth0. For this purpose I do: #Create the virtual interfaces tunctl -t tap0 tunctl -t tap1 ifconfig ...
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Can NAT be used for a br-ex OpenVSwitch interface (VirtualBox)?

Can "NAT" be used for an interface (eth1) which has a br-ex attached to it using OpenVSwitch or does it have to be "Bridged Adapter"? (VirtualBox) /etc/network/interfaces on Ubuntu 14.04 auto eth1 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 vlan bridge feature backport to 2.6 kernels [migrated]

The VLAN-aware bridge was introduced to the Linux mainline on the 3.x kernels, according to this article on lwn: VLAN filtering/VLAN aware bridge Has this feature been backported to the 2.x kernels ...
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VM to VM communication without linux bridge

VM1 ----- VM2 Currently my VMs are acting as a SWTICH and they send L2 BPDUs and LACPDUs. I am using a Linux bridge for VM to VM communication on KVM. But linux bridge drops L2 BPDUs and LACPDUs ...
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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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KVM guests lose connectivity after networking restart

we're setting up an ubuntu server 10.04 host with kvm. The host is setup with a bond and bridged interfaces to allow the guests access to the network without natting. Our current configuration is ...
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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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How do bridges really work?

I'm in a major confusion here, regarding bridges. I thought that they were devices that allowed going from one network to a different one without routing (doing the work at layer 2 instead), but if ...
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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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Azure Site-to-Site VPN with a Linux based router to bridge the VPN ports to a RRAS server while keeping NAT for other traffic

I am trying to get an Azure Site-to-Site VPN up and running using RRAS but require help configuring my router's iptables to bridge the VPN ports and protocols to the RRAS server without using NAT ...
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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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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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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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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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ARP response is not present on the other port of linux bridge based on ubuntu 13.10

I recently build linux based bridge for packet monitoring purpose, but there is BIG problem. the environment is, overall env. target of monitoring is VMs on vSphere. two vSwitches are configured ...
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Xen: can't get Dom0 and the DomUs to ping eachother

We have installed a Xen (4.1) configuration and can't get Dom0 and the DomUs to communicate (ping eachother). The DomUs are able to ping eachother but not Dom0, and Dom0 cannot ping the DomUs. We ...
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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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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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Xen guest - cannot get network connection beyond the host

I've just installed a XenServer 6.1. It came with a standard configuration, network 0 connected to NIC 0. I created a VM but I can't reach any network beyond the host. From the VM (172.18.32.20), I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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KVM Bridge with external ip with windows server 2012 guest

I'm currently setting up a guest windows server with kvm/qemu on a unbuntu 14.04 host and a bridged network connection to allow the server to be exposed over the internet. I'm trying to give my ...
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Can I use a server to employ link aggregation between 2 unmanaged switches [closed]

From everything I read, If I wish to use link aggregation between 2 switches, they need to be managed switches--specifically, they need to support 802.3d spec. Now that I fully understand the ...
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openvpn bridge works, but I can't get any other server on the network

I was configuring openvpn server, and I got the keys and the connection to work pretty fast. However, I can't get the client to connect to other instances in the vpn network, which defeats the whole ...
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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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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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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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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. ...