[Bridge] Re: Problems using kernel 2.6

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at osdl.org
Thu Nov 4 16:42:27 PST 2004

On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 11:14:04 +0100 (MET)
"Thomas Franke" <thomas-carsten.franke at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi, 
> first of all - sorry that I'm contacting directly, but I'm in time 
> critical situation ... hopefully you can help me. 
> I'm using SuSE 9.2 kernel 2.6.8-24.3-smp (latest version from suse) 
> I wanted to bringup a bridge on my machine. After setting up the bridge 
> (addbr, addif, addif, reset ips, bring bridge up, give bridge ip via dhcp) 
> the brindging machine can ping other machines on both sides of the bridge 
> (eth0 and eth1 outgoing). The other machines can ping the bridging machine 
> but can't ping each other. The bridging machine seems not to forward any 
> packets. Same setup on 2.4.22 - kernel and 1.0.4 - version of bridge-utils 
> it works fine. I've used the cvs version of bridge-utils for support of 
> 2.6-kernel. 
> Perhaps you have an idea ? 

What is the state of the bridge with:
	brctl showstp br0
and are addresses showing up in forward table
	brctl showmacs br0

> Thx 
> Thomas Carsten   
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