[Bridge] Encrypting Bridge?

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at osdl.org
Mon Aug 23 10:31:26 PDT 2004

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 22:47:56 +0200 (CEST)
"Rene Bartsch" <ML at Bartschnet.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've read the description of encrypting bridge on
> http://www.arnor.net/encryptingbridge. But this is for kernel 2.4.19 and
> very old. Is there any encrypting code in the current linux-2.6 code or a
> patch?
> What I need is a solution to connect to bridges transparently by a
> encrypted tunnel and I don't want to add lots of user-space proggies on
> the routers or dependencies to network protocols (which means I want to
> connect two networks on the bridge layer by a encryted IPv4 tunnel running
> through the internet, but be able to transmit any kind of network protocol
> through the tunnel).
> Thanx for any help
> Rene

OpenVPN uses tun/tap so it should be possible to create a tunnel
device on both ends and add it to the bridge.

The encrypting bridge isn't a bad idea, just not sure it is worth maintaining
yet another VPN solution.

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