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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Spanning Tree Operation when Bridging Networks on Windows Server 2008

I am connecting two cables from two switches to my Windows Server 2008 machine. The ports are configured as access ports on the switch ports and are in the same VLAN. I want to setup basic redundancy ...
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Network-Manager with bridge interface and OpenVPN

I'm running Debian Wheezy with Gnome-Shell. My current network interface configuration is this: # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: KVM and assigning public IPs to VMs

I'm setting up an environment where I have a VM host running behind a NAT firewall and plan to install VMs with public IPs so that they can be directly accessed over the internet like in the following ...
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How to bridge Network interfaces on Debian/kFreeBSD

I have had problems finding a way to bridge network interfaces on Debian/kFreeBSD. My primary goal is to create 2 - 4 tap interfaces and bridge them with two physical Interfaces. The Syntax in ...
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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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Layer 2 bridged networking issue with QEmu

I am having a problem with a layer 2 bridged network configuration using Linux, QEmu, and VMware ESX. The configuration works fine on a small isolated network, but once introduced into our large ...
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New KVM guests cannot access outside LAN

I have a KVM host (at 192.168.0.10) that currently has one working KVM guest (at 192.168.0.12). On attempting to install a new KVM guest today, I reached a problem where the network on the new guest ...
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Why VM cannot get the public IP I have from provider?

I have a KVM-Host (on Debian) with root@kvm-host:/# cat /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet static address 176.x.y.133 netmask 255.255.255.224 ...
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Why are eth0 and vmbr0 (bridge) having the same MAC addresses?

I configured my Debian (with KVM on board) as following: /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet static address ...
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How to configure a network on KVM using only public IPs?

I have a KVM server and two VMs. I have one main IP and two additional "single" IPs (not a subnet). I don't want have a local network with private addresses on my KVM, but I want to assign my public ...
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LXC container with bridge networking exposes fake MAC address to external network

I'm running LXC container (lxc 0.7.2-1) on Debian squeeze with bridge networking configured by the book with public IP and I have problem that it exposes fake MAC address from LXC container to ...
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IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth2: link is not ready & IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): xenbr2: link is not ready on Ubuntu Server - Xen bridge

Hi all, I am having some problems getting a Xen bridge up in Ubuntu precise with Xen. I created a first bridge on eth1 with no problems, but the exact same process for eth2 yields the following ...
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Bridging two wireless interfaces with brctl?

I have this topology: [internet] ^ L-------[wlan0]-[host]-[wlan1]-----[client-1] I tried to bridge wlan0 wlan1 but it wont work with brctl; but magically when I issue this command #iw ...
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Unable to ping gateway via bridge nic

I'm trying to install KVM on Ubuntu 12.04 server. We have multiple nic on this server of which we primarily use eth0. The server network runs fine(i'm able to ping gateway, ping dns server and ping ...
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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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Xen Networking - Separating Dom0 from DomU

I'm having some issues regarding Xen Networking and I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction. I have a server with 2 NICS (Xen over Ubuntu Server - Xen Bridge scripts) Each NIC ...
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How to 'bridge' the newly bonded NIC?

I bonded eth0, eth1, eth2 and eth3 of my server to create a single bond0 interface using the ifenslave package. Now I wish to create multiple Virtual machines on this server in order to set-up a ...
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After adding interface to a bridge, internet connection is down

I want to create a bridge on my Ubuntu machine, to build virtual OSs. I did: sudo brctl addbr br0 sudo brctl addif br0 eth0 sudo brctl stp br0 on sudo ifconfig br0 up dhclient br0 After sudo ...
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Packets only get forwarded when tcpdump running on bridge

I ran into the oddest thing when trying to debug a networking issue with OpenStack. I was doing a ping test between virtual machines. The ICMP request packets only made it to the destination host if I ...
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KVM firewall to disallow internet access for group of guests

I've got a KVM server inside a local network (192.168.10.0/24). This server has three interfaces, which are all publicly bridged [1]. Atm I'm only using two of the three interfaces, so the virtual ...
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KVM Physical NIC access

I'm new to KVM. I have a host with 4 NICs. I want to set this up, is it possible? eth0+eth1= bond0 -> internal network build two guests each guest will have network access to 2 subnets ONLY eth2 -> ...
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How to bridge two lan but keeping their clients using/choosing their own wan?

this is my first question here so please bear with me if I haven't made it super clear So I have 2 piece of Cisco RV180W router hardware. The office is moderately big and one single Wifi router is ...
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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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DHCP server on bridged connection

I want to put DHCP server on Ubuntu server to listen on 10.0.0.1 (internal network). I also need to configure OpenVPN server on Ubuntu server (DHCP is going to lease addresses to OpenVPN clients), ...
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No HTTP connectivity in vbox guests with bridged network

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server x86. Network connectivity is on eth2 for the host server (the 10ge card). I installed VirtualBox 4.2 using the downloadable deb package from VirtualBox's website. ...
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Why do I need to assign static ip address to the bridge and not to the physical interface? [duplicate]

I have bond0 with two physical interfaces in it. Normally I used to assign static IP address to this bond0 to set up internet connectivity on the server. Now, because of LXC virtual guests, I had to ...
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if there are 2 NIC on the same machine, can a tcp client on one NIC connect to a tcp server on the other NIC?

I use tun/tap to create a tun NIC tun0 with IP 10.10.10.2, and I have a real NIC eth0 with IP 202.112.34.49 then I run a tcp client which binds its socket to 202.112.34.49 and a tcp server binding ...
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bridge on openVPN client

I have some problem with setting up what i call a "remote entry point" (i'm sure ther is a real name for this) First things First : Here is my setup : ...
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Linux: How to simulate several IP- and MAC-Addresses for networktesting in one linux box

I want to test a network with one linux-box which should get 100 different IP-Addresses, each with an own MAC which should be used as source MAC-address when communicating to other devices. I've ...
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Bridged network connection not working on Ubuntu VM

I am in a corporate environment and there is 802.1x authentication set up which is using my windows credentials + domain to authenticate. Setting up that information for my connection in the VM only ...
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openvpn (tun0 + bridge) : Comunication bridge --> tun0 works but not the opposite direction

My network is composed as follows: Host A with ip 9.x.x.x and vpn ip 192.15.206.x (openvpn client) Host B with ip 9.x.x.x and vpn ip 192.15.206.1 (openvpn server) this host has a bridge br0 with ip ...
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VPN laptop as proxy gateway for Intranet computers truss bridge/bypass

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise VPN laptop to access my client's VPN network. During VPN session the laptop can not accept any request from my Intranet even if I open any door using Windows Firewall ...
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Changing the mac address in a libvirt xml config file breaks network connectivity for the guest

I'm using Xen with libvirt and trying to set it up on a bridged interface. I am able to install an OS and everything works as I would expect. If I save the xml output from "virsh dumpxml guest", edit ...
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Network traffic is not being forwarded from a VM to the network using a bridged interface with Xen + libvirt

I'm having trouble getting network access from a VM that I'm running using Xen and libvirt. I've been trying different things and reading similar posts online for a couple of days but I'm really stuck ...
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Linux Bridge allowing TCP but not UDP

I am using a linux bridge for monitoring some traffic on two vlans. I created two bridges br30 et br40 for each. My problem is that the TCP traffic make it through but not the UDP one. I thought of ...
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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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OpenVPN bridge failed to forward packet

I have a pair of OpenVPN bridge working for my school. The bridge works well, it did bridge ip traffic between the 2 sites. My problem is, if a user turn on a PC after the bridge has already started. ...
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OpenVPN server on Windows 7 - How to route specific IP addresses to clients?

Okay, so I do not have a strong background per se in computing, nor networking, and I'm really just starting to learn this stuff now, for a relatively small family business of ours. It is rather ...
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Debian bridged wifi connection doesn't start with system [closed]

I have t debian pc which is used as router. I'm using hostapd for creating wireless acess point, and i've bridged ethernet and wifi using brige-utils. My /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo ...
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debian KVM - network bonding fails with vlan and bridge

i have a Debian 6 system configured with 2 NICs these NICs are used on a bond (bond0) which is used by bridge that require to use VLAN. i can get connection between guests running on VLAN10 but it ...
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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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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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Creating a bridge for Xen

I am currently stucking at creating a bridge for Xen. My current interface file looks like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static ...
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Default gateway and bridged interface

I have slackware based server with openvpn bridging, this is my settings of interfaces: root@senior:/# ifconfig br0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet ...
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how to carp two interfaces on same node?

I have this CentOS machine with 2 interfaces. eth0--> br0 (.10) eth1--> br1 (.11) Although part of the same network, each interface is being fed from a different switch. I use each bridge in ...
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how to connect two different lans [closed]

I have in my office two different LANS with two different ISP. Lan A is faster than Lan B. We want to share files and printers and everything as if it was only one LAN, the thing is that we don't ...
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Can I bridge between two different networks?

I have a VirtualBox VM which has: eth0: 10.0.2.15/24 default-gateway: 10.0.2.2/24 Within that VM I have 2 LXC containers (i.e. two other virtual machines) VM1 - eth0: 10.50.50.50/16 (connects to ...
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VirtualBox bridged adapter can ping but can't curl

There is a delicate server running Ubuntu Server 12.04.2. There are 4 useable IPs for this server: A, B, C, D. The server itself takes A. The server is now running two VirtualBox guests, both with ...
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OpenVPN: Run 'bridge-start' on boot before starting openvpn service (Ubuntu)

I've got OpenVPN working properly on my server, using bridge-start and bridge-stop scripts to create and remove network bridge, respectively. How do I set these scripts up to run bridge-start at boot ...
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FreeBSD 9.1; bridge0 and default gateway issue

I've got a FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p1 system with three nics, I'm using: igb0, sfxge1 and sfxge2. igb0 used for internet access and is default gateway. Other two nics, I need to use to create bridge0. ...