[Bridge] option for sending packets back to source interface

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at osdl.org
Thu Jul 8 13:48:12 PDT 2004

On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 22:31:34 +0200
Karel Rericha <karel at maxent.cz> wrote:

> Stephen Hemminger napsal(a):
> >Why not implement a layered driver that behaves properly, and echos
> >the data if needed.
> >
> >  
> >
> Well, I'm no expert and I don't understand what is layered driver. Does 
> such driver send
> packets to shaping queues before echoing them ? If so, how would one 
> implement it ?
> Hostap driver echoes packets by default, but they are not seen by 
> shaping queues.

Well then figure out how to fix that part.

> That is the problem. It would be very helpfull to shape interstation 
> traffic on wireless
> segments.

It just needs to put data back in the transmit queue, rather than
looping it back in the driver.

More information about the Bridge mailing list