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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Configuring Container with bridges and vlans (server only?)

I have two groups of lxc contianers on a server and want to isolate their network traffic for security reasons. I will be using port forwarding so the containers much each have separate IP's. I know 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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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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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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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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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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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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iptables configuration for squid proxy in bridged mode

I recently set up a squid proxy in bridged mode. But Squid is not caching due to some firewall issues I guess. Manual caching is perfectly ok. Here is what I have set up in /etc/rc.local ifconfig ...
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Bridging Adapter in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for KVM

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with libvert/KVM installed. I have 2 virtual machines that I need need to be on the same LAN as the host. The host has two physical interfaces eth0 and eth1. eth1 is ...
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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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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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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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arp reply is not processed

My eth0 interface does not process a legitimate arp reply. When I try to ping a host, I see arp request and reply with tcpdump from the host I try to ping from, but ip neigh says that there is a ...
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STP on a bridge

I have set up a bridge on an interface em1 and connected 4 vms to the bridge. I disabled stp on the bridge. There is no chance of looping as there is only one bridge in this setup, there occurs a BPDU ...
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VirtualBox - multiple guests, each with a single bridged adapter?

I am running a dedicated server (located at Hetzner, Germany) that runs VirtualBox in order to virtualize several services accross multiple virtual guests. Those guests are supposed to communicate ...
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openstack, bridging, netfilter and dnat

In a recent upgrade (from Openstack Diablo on Ubuntu Lucid to Openstack Essex on Ubuntu Precise), we found that DNS packets were frequently (almost always) dropped on the bridge interface (br100). ...
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kvm bridge network not working

I have several KVMs and using public bridge mode. VMs can talk to each other but VMs can't access real network and the host can't reach VMs. One weird thing is that it used to work before and it ...
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Problems with umlauts and git-svn

I've got the following problem: I checked out an GIT-repository created by tortoise-git under windows. German umlauts like "öäü" are shown as \x-Codes under my linux. That's basically no problem ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Dynamips Virtual Router not pinging external host after bridging

I have setup a virtual router image with dynamips and setup bridging between tap0 interface of the virtual router and eth0 and br0 with commands [root@cisco_host]# brctl addbr br0 [root@cisco_host]# ...
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Can I create separate bridges for every lxc user?

I have successfully created unprivileged lxc containers for one user on a system. All of those containers use the default lxcbr0 bridge. Now I want to allow other users on the system to create ...
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No IPv6 traffic in bridge mode

Hello happy people o/~ yesterday I had the audacity to reboot a remote Linux server. This Ubuntu 64, 12.04 installation went from kernel 3.11.0-19-generic to 3.13.0-32-generic and also from being ...
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KVM Networking guest issue due a provider networking limit

I have a KVM setup on Centos 6.4 64 Bits. My server provider assign us a Main IP to the Host with a gateway and netmask. Also our provider assign us additionals IP ( not in the same block as the Main ...
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WP forwarding remote discrete servers?

I need some help with a really odd server configuration: I have a server which is wired (eth0) and it will be serving a series of WP web pages. From this web page, using a forwarding product, I ...
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Failing to setup OpenVPN Client (tap) on Ubuntu 14.04 - Viscosity works with same Server

I'm kind of desperate for help here... So I'm trying to setup a Client Machine to make a VPN Connection accessible to my whole local network. When I connect directly from a Computer in the local ...
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Bridged Connection weird IP release in the NAT router

I use Vmware Player 6.0.2 to run linux on my linux machine with no vmware tools. Both linuxes are Slackware 14.1. In my guest system I have a web-server with bridged connection. Both, host and guest, ...
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Forward connecting IP address to KVM guests

I'm running kvm with iptables configured to use DNAT and masquerading. However the guest machines are logging the host bridge ip not the connecting client IP address. Is there a way to configure ...