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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Accessing WRT54G admin through WET610N bridge

I am using a WRT54G router to host a few computers and servers. I have another computer that is wired to a wireless bridge, which is a WET610N. How do I access the admin page of my WRT54G through my ...
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firehol (firewall) with bridge: how to filter

I have two interfaces: eth0 (public address) and lxcbr0 with 10.0.3.1. I have a LXC guest running with ip 10.0.3.10 This is my firehol config: version 5 trusted_ips=`/usr/local/bin/strip_comments ...
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NFS and KVM. Slow Speed

I have a KVM virtualization in Debian with 2 guests (Debian and Windows 2008). I want to have a 'mount point' shared that can be accessed by the 3 system (host and 2 guests) at the same time. So the ...
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After configuring OpenVPN in bridge mode my serve becomes unreachable from an outside network

I have configured a Debian server with OpenVPN in bridge mode according to OpenVPN's ethernet bridging guide. As part of the guide I ran the bridge-start script which creates a bridge and tap ...
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Can I bridge IPv4 while routing IPv6 on the same two interfaces?

Is it possible to bridge aliased interfaces? And use their standard "parent" interfaces independently with full functionality? Here's the scenario: I have a Linux based firewall and router with two ...
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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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Can ufw on a kvm host restrict traffic to guests?

I've set up a number of guests running on kvm on Ubuntu. Network access for the guests is via network bridge with br0 sitting on top of eth0. I have ufw running on the host machine and this is ...
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Random temporary network freeze on kvm guest machines

I'm running two guest machines under KVM. The host is running Arch Linux (kernel version 2.6.38.2), the guests are both CentOS 5.5 (kernel version 2.6.18). I have the networking set up as a bridge, ...
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trying to figure out how to bridge two virtual networks together and in turn bridge that to the internet for a virtual inline IDS/IPS system

I'm trying to figure out how to bridge two vmware (server or workstation, workstation) or virtualbox networks together with a linux IDS/IPS system transparently inline between both the virtual ...
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router advertisements do not go through wired/wireless bridge

The full setup: A Netgear CVBG834G cable modem+router (4*Ethernet+WiFi) configured in bridge mode (and WiFi shut down) whose sole role is to serve a public IPv4 address on its LAN port to... an ...
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Proper network configuration for a KVM guest to be on the same networks at the host

I am running a Debian Linux server on Lenny. Within it, I am running another Lenny instance using KVM. Both servers are externally available, with public IPs, as well as a second interface with ...
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No ARP reply on tap0 (KVM bridged networking)

I wanted to assign an external IP address to my KVM guest and went the bridged networking way. Unfortunately the guest has no network connectivity and I don't know why. After investigating it seems ...
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pfSense with a bridge as a LAN interface : traffic blocked between interfaces

I have a pfSense 2.0-BETA3 box as a home router. The box has 3 wired ETH ports and a wireless interface. It is configured as follow : WAN : vr0 LAN : BRIDGE0 OPT1 : vr1 OPT2 : vr2 OPT3 : ath0 ...
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Bridged NIC's but only one active

I've "Bridged" the NIC's in my Server 2003 box but when I do a large file transfer, I see that only one is active at a time. What do I need to do to spread the love across both NIC's? I'm hoping to ...
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How to share internet connection on Mac OS X to Virtualbox vm’s using Host-only

In one line : is the following possible : Airport <- "OS X bridge" -> vbox-Host-only -> vm's Virtualbox (3.1.4) setup : Host : Mac OS X 10.5 Guest : Ubuntu Linux adapter1 - Bridged (en1: ...
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Issue with multiple bridging for KVM hosts

I'm using KVM and libvirt on my host (Debian lenny) + 2 bridges per guest (one for mgmt, one for public traffic). That setup isn't stable at all, sometimes I can do pings to a management ip, sometimes ...
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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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Constantly varying download rate with a complex xen networking setup, why?

The network configuration in my Xen setup is the following: the dom0 has 3 network cards (eth0, eth1, eth2), 3 brigdes (xenbrE, xenbrI, xenbrD) and each brigde integrates the corresponding network ...
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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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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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How to assign multiple public IP address for 3 KVM guest using a single NIC [closed]

i've a CentOS 6.5 KVM Host with 3 KVM-Guest CentOS 6.5. Now I want to assign a public IP for the host and one public IP for each guest using a single network interface. My IPs (assigned by network ...
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How to configure the bridge over bonding in RHEL 6.4 Server?

Has installed a system (rhel-server-6.4-x86_64-dvd.iso). KVM over which set. The host machine and the guest-machine assigned its own IP-address, configured for this bridge br0. Everything works. Now ...
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Networking with lxc containers with local dhcp and external ipv6 double bridge problems

I want to use both ipv6 externally on all my containers, and ipv4 external only on the hosts. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. For ipv4 on the container I use the DHCP that came with the lxc ...
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Linux bridge static IP using only one NIC

It seems like I have a generic problem, but can't find any solution - every solution that I found so far on internets doesn't work for me. Let me first try to explain what I am trying to do - I have a ...
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Virtual bridged networking with VLAN, could not ping

I require a virtual network with VLAN be build between two virtual hosts - which can be (lxc/ vbox -ubuntu or win xp). I tried with lxc and vbox with Ubuntu and was finding difficult to make it work ...
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Possible for linux bridge to intercept traffic?

I have a linux machine setup as a bridge between a client and a server; brctl addbr0 brctl addif br0 eth1 brctl addif br0 eth2 ifconfig eth1 0.0.0.0 ifconfig eth2 0.0.0.0 ip link set br0 up I also ...
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Xen HVM Windows 2008 network bridge

I have a problem with the Windows Server 2008 guest (hvm). I can't get a network interface running for him. I also have a Debian guest and it's working ok, but I can't do it with the Win2k8 guest. ...
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dsl router for bridging two lans

I have two office locations that each have DSL service. I have the routers set up so that the two subnets, 10.0.1.x and 10.0.2.x, correctly keep data on each subnet and or pass across to the other ...
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Spam filtering in bridging

I'm using sendmail with spamassasin, one of my server is working behind it. All the port 25 traffic for the server behind it is being filtered. User are using SMTP authentication enabled in ...
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Site-to-Site IPSec VPN: bridged only

I'd like to setup a site-to-site IPSec VPN tunnel between a head office and a branch office, and for political/security reasons, with the sole purpose of being able to access a "Management" subnet at ...
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Can we connect LAN (Ethernet) with a wide area network?

Suppose we want to connect a local area network (Ethernet) with a wide area network, the question arises is, can we connect a local area network with wide area network? If we directly connect the ...
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Is there a way to determine which virtual interface belongs to a virtual machine in a kvm host?

I'm using qemu/kvm whith bridged networking. In the host machine there are several "vnetX" network interfaces without IP. I'm looking for a way to know which vnetX belong to a virtual machine. I ...
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How do I bridge multiple physical ports in ESXi 5.x?

As the title says, is there a way to bridge multiple physical ports in ESXi 5.x such that they are not load balanced? I essentially want each physical port to be "plugged" into two separate ports on ...
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How to bridge a range of public IPs to KVM virtual machines on Debian/Ubuntu

I've been trying for weeks to figure out the right network configurtion for sharing a range of public IPs with KVM virtual machines running on my server, but so far with little luck and with the help ...
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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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Proper way to expose VirtualBox' machine to network via “one MAC” security locked switch port

Say, we need to expose LXC container (LXC) or Virtualbox VM (VBM) to public network with its own IP-adress (within additionaly assigned network — ADD-net) which is to be routed through main host. When ...
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Virtual Box: Bridging to Virtual Interface (eth0:1)

I have four IP addresses on my Debian machine: 1 main (eth0) + 3 extra (eth0:0, eth0:1, eth0:2). I want to assign the eth0:1 as bridged network to my VM. Who do I need to add in 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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Xen network-bridge interface renaming

According to the comments in Xen's network-bridge script, the process of starting the bridge with external interface eth0 is thus: # Creates the bridge # Copies the IP and MAC addresses from eth0 to ...
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Cross-VLAN sharing and auto-discovery of selective resources

I have a network with several VLANs that each contain resources or clients with different access rights. For simplicity, let's say I have 3 VLANs: ID 10: Contains privileged clients and private ...
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Prevent hijacking IPs in a bridged network (KVM/libvirt)

Is there a solution to prevent a VM user assign/use IP addresses he doesn't own but are routed over the same bridge like his own addresses? The current setup looks like this with libvirt and KVM: ...
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Is there a way to create virtual network between vm on xen with out creating shared bridge with n/w interface

xen 4.1.2 is running with ubuntu 12.04 as dom0. I need to enable networking between vm only(which means not creating a bridge between Ethernet card and sharing among vm). when i installed ...
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How to change IP address on Ubuntu KVM

I have one physical server running kvm with 4 vms on it. For each vm i used an own IP address. Now my colocation provider is changing all IPs. What is the update strategy? Log in on each vm and ...
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What is the difference between flow control and congestion control at layer 2 and 3? [closed]

Is there a difference between flow control and congestion control at the following layers? layer 2(data link layer) layer 3(network layer) If they are not same, then how is each handled at the ...
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Bridging with aliased Ethernet card for Virtualizing with single Ethernet card

We are having a server with good CPU and RAM,so we are planning to do XEN virtualization on ubuntu 12.04 server to handle high traffic. The plan is to keep the host machine only to manage VMs(no NAT ...
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iptables / bridge / NAT setup

Between our gateway and our LAN, we have a bridging firewall running iptables. I want to add an additional NIC into the firewall and set up a private subnet on it. Traffic from this subnet which is ...
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Point to Point wireless network

I have to link two offices 0.62 miles apart with a wireless link. So far my setup is as follows : 2 24db directional parabolic wifi antenna 1 watt wifi amplifiers on each antenna Access point on ...
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Linux Bridge, Samba netbios name/hostname access

I am currently running a linux bridge in the following configuration ADSL Modem: 192.168.1.1 Linux Bridge: eth0: 192.168.1.2 eth1: no address Wireless Router: 192.168.0.1 My issue is that i ...
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Best Zero-Config Powerline or 802.11 Bridge

Need to ship a device to a remote non-technical user for connecting a device that only supports an ethernet cable, and no physical port in the same room. Some of the Linksys devices (Powerline ...
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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" ...