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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Filter mirrored port traffic using iptables

I receive traffic from a mirrored port and I would like to send it into an NFQUEUE for processing. Because of the mirrored port, the packets destination MAC addresses are not my host MAC address. ...
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Is there a way to query all the mac addresses in a network?

I know this question was flagged "off-topic" and "non-professional", but when creating a gateway or IDS, this might be quite relevant. Also, Google finds nothing usable... There is a thing called ...
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Qemu Proxmox VM - Network access to guests for BackupPC backups

Environment I rent a dedicated server from OVH and installed Proxmox 3.3 (which is based on Debian 6 Wheezy) in order to create and manage multiple Virtual Machines on it. Each VM is configured to ...
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Automatically activating bridge slave connections

I created a bridge connection in the NetworkManager applet and assigned two ethernet interfaces to it. When I click connect on the bridge connection, the setup halts at "Obtaining network address" ...
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Layer 2 transparent bridge between 2 VLANs

I have two VLANs on a switch. On VLAN #1 I have PC-A conntected. On VLAN #2 I have PC-B. Both PCs share the same subnet. I've also connected a transparent bridge, base on a linux machine, that ...
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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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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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What does the @ means in ip link show command?

I am new to Linux network admin. I was learning the ip commands with one of my colleague's server with ip link command. When I try to show to one of the vlan information, I see this: vlan1@eth1: ...
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Creating a private network for two VMs

I am trying to create two VMs which are both connected to the same private network. I'm using Linux with qemu-kvm 1.0. My plan of attack has been this: brctl addbr bridge ifconfig bridge up tunctl ...
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STP fixes non-looped network. Dumb switches kill network. Can anyone decipher this wireshark readout for me?

Greets long story short we had a power outage here and when the network came back online it would crash out to a flood of ARP requests. This would lead to packet storm/network loop, but after ...
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Enabling bridged connections with a single network card with multiple IP addresses

I have a server with one network card in it (eth1). My server is assigned 5 public IP addresses and it is currently configured like this (/etc/network/interfaces): # The primary network interface ...
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Can a single physical interface act as a “slave” for multiple bridge interfaces?

Can a single physical interface act as “slave” for multiple bridge interfaces? For example, br0 and br1 would use eno1 physical. Got KVM host with 4 physical nics, each nic assigned to a different ...
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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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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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Network bridging - what's the point?

I'm having hard time trying to understand how bridges work. What's the idea behind them? Most sources say their main role as connecting two LANs. They are layer two devices. But wait a second, how can ...
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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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CentOS 6.6 - Additional public IP through aliasing in VM with bridged network

The scenario: A CentOS 6.6 virtual machine with a working public IP assigned to its eth0 via bridged networking (details about the setup below). The problem: I would like to add an additional public ...
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Bridging two datacenters

i need to find out what would be best way to bridge current datecenter with new DR datacenter. I have following network configuration (show in picture). http://i.imgur.com/7bohb3I.jpg So on internal ...
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ARP replies contain wrong MAC address

I've got a robot running linux with wired and wireless adapters. When I boot up, it connects to the wireless fine. When I assign an IP to the wired (either statically or with DHCP), it looks like it ...
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Cisco vpn access to another router

I am using a Cisco ASA 5505 to VPN into my network (which is working great), and I want to connect to a different network that is on a Asus RT-N66v. For example: network 10.1.1.1 is my VPN and ...
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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 route all client eth0 traffic to openvpn on client tun0

OpenVPN client has 2 physical interfaces: eth0 = 192.168.10.14/24 gw 192.168.10.1 eth1 = 192.168.10.17/24 gw 192.168.10.1 tun0 = 172.160.1.6/24 gw 172.16.1.5 Server is external somewhere listening ...
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How can I block all traffic to/from an bridged interface while allowing DHCP?

I have a PC (running Fedora 20) that is being used as a "software switch" to control the network connectivity of some external devices. There are eight such devices; the PC has two 4-port Ethernet ...
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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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Proxmox with an Openvswitch bridge

All, I'm trying create a way for me to be able to use the local network within my Proxmox infrastructure. Currently, everything is running off of NAT from wlan0 and all internal machines have the ...
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how to make this bridge to work?

I have posted a similar question at: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27873819/customising-docker-network-doesnt-work# To simplify the question, let me get rid of docker. This is the network ...
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nftables, bridge, lxc. Can't call into container

My first post so bear with me. I am using nftables to start to replace old ones. I am loving it, but obviously, my approach is a bit iptables-like and also highly procedural, rather than using the ...
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Bridge behavior when MAC address is not found

Lets say, a uni-cast packet is sent from one system to another system. The packet passes goes to the bridge. But the bridge does not have any information about the MAC address of the destination. What ...
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Bridge configuration on OpenVZ

I have been using an OpenVZ environment left behind by a previous employee. A while ago I needed to use virtual eth devices to try a specific application. After removing VETH might have misconfigured ...
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NIC bonding over bridged GRE-TAP: not getting replies… unless I run “tcpdump”?

I'm trying to get Linux bonding working over a VPN (GRE-TAP). The funny thing is, that it only works when I have tcpdump running on both hosts, but more on that later... There are two machines, ...
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Linux bridge not answering arp packets

I'm trying to setup a test scenario regarding linux bridges for which I need a full virtual IP stack. Basically, I'd like to simulate the network between a VM (or container) and its host, just without ...
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LXC Container with public IPv6 network

I have a setup where I wanna be able to access a LXC Container by there public IPv6 Address from public. At the moment I'm getting stuck while trying to access any other net than the network provided ...
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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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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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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 ...