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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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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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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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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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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Bridge networks via Wi-FI

I've bridged networks before using wired bridges but just want to check that this is also possible via Wi-Fi. In the attached diagram on the left there is the pretty common laptop connected via Wi-Fi ...
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LXC bridge with several IP addresses

While trying to setup a small server with LXC containers, I encountered a problem: I want to assign 4 different IP addresses: 1 address for the host and 3 addresses in a different net for the ...
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how to associate a Docker network interface to a Linux network interface (eth5) on Linux host?

My Linux host has 8 Ethernet interfaces, eth0 - eth7. I'm running three Docker 1.9 containers on this Linux host. How can I associate a network interface inside one Docker container to a specific ...
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Debian Linux routing additional IP to LXC

I'm trying to route an additional IP of my server from Hetzner to a LXC instance (on Debian Jessie). I've found this guide ...
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Windows network bridge: STP parameters [closed]

I recently discovered Windows 7 does support STP upon it's own Ethernet bridges. https://reggle.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/hidden-feature-in-windows-7-spanning-tree/ Although the feature is barely ...
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cannot ping linux network namespace within the same subnet

Here is a quick summary of the issue. I cannot communicate with a linux network namespace within the same subnet. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a headless server. I have been troubleshooting this ...
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Xen VM won't come up: could not find bridge device xenbr0 (configured to use routed)

I am using xen 4.4.1 on an Ubuntu 14.04 server, my DomU is running Ubuntu 14.04 Server as well. I've run this DomU in bridge-mode previously no problems. However I want to switch to a routed setup. I ...
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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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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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access tap interface in network namespace across machines

I want to be able to access services running on a TAP interface within a namespace from outside the machine where it is running. I have setup that looks like this - VM1/Machine1 +eth0 : Public ...
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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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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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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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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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bypass ip destination squid tproxy bridge

I have configured a squid transparent tproxy. All works fine. Now I need all the traffic going to an external IP (internet) does not pass through the proxy. Do I need to modify iptables, ebetables ...
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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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Cannot ping from a bridged inteface

I am trying to bridge between eth2 and br0 from Ubuntu 11.04 within virtual box. There is network bridging to host physical machine. From the guest OS after bridging I can ping from br0 but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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lxc vm access outside the host

On Debian 64bit, I configured a lxc like this : host ip : 172.16.0.25 vm guest on this host : 172.16.0.44 I've done the bridge on my host auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual up ...
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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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Bridge ppp0 and eth0

I have seen many posts explaining bridging eth and wlan interfaces. I would like to know if it is possible to bridge ppp0 interface (a USB modem) and eth0. I have a working internet connection through ...
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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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Xen domU needs to be on different network (vlan) than dom0

We have multiple VLANs setup between different sites, and are using them to connect our dev. network, 192.168.3.x, and a management network, 172.16.20.x. I have a Xen dom0 on 192.168.3.x; one of it's ...
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Adding ip address to a bridge interface

Is there really any meaning attached for assigning a IP address to a bridge interface. Note : the bridge is created using brctl and then an IP address is assigned to br0 created. Is there any ...
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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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Linux: NAT from lan to a bridge results in erroneous nat between bridge components. How to fix?

Consider a machine with 3 NIC's. Two bridges are active; from eth1 to a vlan on eth0 and from eth3 to another vlan on eth0. Interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 ...
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network configuration (bridging) proxmox

I bought yesterday an proxmox license. All works fine only the network configuration is very complicated. My network configuration: 84.200.50.186 -> hostsystem ip 84.200.50.186 -> VM ip ...