[Bridge] bridge in 'hub' mode possible?
shemminger at osdl.org
Mon Nov 29 10:24:32 PST 2004
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 16:01:57 +0200
Nuutti Kotivuori <naked at iki.fi> wrote:
> Is it somehow possible to configure a bridge in 'hub' mode. So that
> every packet sent from a 'port' (eg. an interface) is delivered to
> every other 'port' on the bridge.
No. The bridge needs to try and stay true to the IEEE 802.2 specification.
> That is, effectively to just turn off MAC address learning and treat
> all packets on the bridge level effectively as broadcasts.
Why, are you trying to work around flaws in the underlying Ethernet
layer. If so, fix it there.
> Or could this be done with some ebtables hack?
> Suggestions appreciated,
> -- Naked
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