[Bridge] Bridge utilities compatible driver
gerard.borg at anu.edu.au
Tue Nov 9 18:22:18 PST 2004
I am writing a serial network driver. My aim is to bridge two ethernets
across a serial bridge.
Unfortunately the channel is noisy and slip and ppp are too unreliable.
The driver appears to work by itself and allows two computers to ping
each other across a
null modem cable.
The network driver code permits Linux OS ARPing support for ethernet and
are manually assigned by insmod.
The driver is based on mkiss.c: the packet radio driver for serial ttys
except that I have eliminated
ax25 specific code, interfaced to IP directly and added some ethernet
Now the problem...
The network driver cannot be bridged to an ethernet card using the
bridge-utilities layer 2
Note that I have successfully bridged between the ethernet card and
other ethernet like hardware such as
cisco pci340 WiFi by using these tools.
I am using bridge-utilities-0.9.6-1 on linux 2.4.18-14 and linux 2.20-8.
Any ideas about what I should include as software support in the driver
code that will make bridge-utilities
What does bridge-utilities expect to have available to do its job?
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