[Bridge] ebtables?

Nick Fedchik nick at fedchik.org.ua
Wed Jul 23 22:16:23 PDT 2003


On Wednesday 23 July 2003 23:42, David Barcelo wrote:
> What is the point of ebtables?  
See to http://ebtables.sourceforge.net/

> Why would I need it?
Who know why?... ;)
To filter ethernet frames (on link Layer), but not only an ip packets 
(on Network Layer) on Your Linux-powered bridge (because bridge is [mostly] 
Layer 2 (Linkk Layer) device)

> Does it offer any features over iptables for just IP users?
See the iptables/ebtables interaction:
http://ebtables.sourceforge.net/br_fw_ia/br_fw_ia.html

> Does that mean (and I think it does) that without ebtables IPX traffic 
would pass a bridge, such as the one this list is for, uninhibited?
http://ebtables.sourceforge.net/documentation.html#what

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Best regards, Nick Fedchik
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