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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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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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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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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arp problems with transparent bridge on linux

I've been trying to secure my virtual machines on my esx server by putting them behind a transparent bridge with 2 interfaces, one in front, one at the back. My intention is to put all the firewall ...
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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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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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openvpn server for mobile access routing/bridging

I'm running a web server on an IPC and want to get access to the network with VPN, because the customer doesn't want to host his data directly on the internet. This web server runs a webapp, which ...
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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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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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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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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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Access KVM guest via hostname on private virtual network

KVM on CentOS 6.5. Setup one bridge connected to internet. And one virtual network on subnet 192.168.100.0/24 DHCP start: 192.168.100.128 DHCP end: 192.168.100.254 How to ...
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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 ...
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wifi router bridged mode buffer size

I got burst of packets transmitted on a wifi router (Ubiquiti Picostation 5) in bridged mode. The burst is 200 UDP packets 1kB each transmitted in approx. 40ms which gave me approx. 5MB/s ~ 40 Mbps ...
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Bridged network on OS X only gets UDP broadcast traffic

I've created a bridged network Mac OS X 10.8.5 using ifconfig and TUNTAP for OS X to bridge my wireless connection, en0, with a virtual interface, tap0, which I can use for guest VMs: $ sudo ...
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Make access to VPN via another host in local network

My network structure: -------------- -------------- | WINDOWS | | LINUX | | VPN ACCESS | | NO VPN | -------------- -------------- | ...
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How to forward one port to a QEMU instance running on a CentOS 6.4 server?

I have a QEMU instance running on a CentOS 6.4 server. I need to make it so that when one connects to port 23 on the host, they connect to port 23 on the QEMU instance's guest OS. How can I accomplish ...
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openvpn bridged mode: interface config with loopback

I'm currently running an openvpn server using routed mode (ubuntu 12.04) Because I have written a network application that uses broadcast, I think I have no choice but to go to bridged mode. However, ...
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Xen domU networking problems

I can't ping or access my domU from LAN. Here's whats working dom0<-->domU domU->Internet dom0 has bridged interface called br0. It contains eth0, wlan0 and vif3.0 (which belongs to the domU). ...
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OpenVPN Bridged VMs

I have two servers. One contains few VPS which acquire IP via OpenVPN bridge from another server. So setup looks like this: Internet -> (ServerA.br0 -> ServerA.tap0) -> (ServerB.tap0 -> ...
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Linux networking: issues with connection loss using xen virtualised xen guests (?)

I am encountering strange issue. I've several xen virtual machines deployed at HP Proliant Servers (120,360,380 gen5,6,7 - different). Some of them are PVM XEN running linux guest, some of them ...
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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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linux bridge multiple interfaces

I have Ubuntu box with bridge setup to forward traffic to vlan 10 interface and it works fine. My current setup eth0 | +-----------------+ | | | br0 | | ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two servers on the same network can't ping eachother

According to this guide I setup two servers. Now these two servers can't ping each other, this is arp -n result: # arp -n Address HWtype HWaddress Flags Mask ...
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ddwrt - multiple wlan each on own vlan - confused

I have a WRT610n running DDWRT v24-sp2. My goal is to setup: Single connection from switch to WRT610n, and switch passes tagged VLAN 50/40 and 1 (untagged) On WRT610n the 3 LAN ports (eth1/2/3) and ...
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Can't ping Ip over bridge

I'm unable to ping another host over a bridge I created, I can't see the error -.- It's a remote machine running debian stable with some backports for which I want to set up DHCP on the new Subnet ...
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Best way to bridge two networks protected by Endian firewalls

We are being forced to move our servers from one rack in the data center to another - and will have access to our Internet IP block live in both racks. I want to be able to power down a server, move ...
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Can't ping from VM to node on host network, but can arping

I have a KVM instance running inside of an Ubuntu host. I'm not able to ping/connect from the VM to the private interface of a physical node on the same private network of the host, although I can ...
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Install KVM on VPS how to configure network bridge

I want to install KVM on my VPS server, but I don't know much about setting up network bridges unter Linux (Debian Squeeze). In /etc/network/interfaces I have no eth0 controller, there is only # ...
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dns lookup doesn't work after setting up network bridge

DNS lookup worked fine until I setup network bridge. How to repair it? ifconfig: br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr f0:ad:4e:00:90:a1 inet addr:192.168.1.84 Bcast:192.168.1.255 ...