[Bridge] tcp connection freezes when i dont ping the device first
peter at endian.it
Fri Jul 8 13:52:29 PDT 2005
have a strange problem:
on a system with kernel 22.214.171.124 with some additional patches (fc-3
patches and the actual netfilter patch-o-matic) i created a bridge
containing 1 interface (eth0). (with stp enabled)
(i need this configuration with 1 inserted interface because i bridge
together on demand the eth0 with a tap-device created by openvpn).
so far so good.. the setup does work as expected, but i always have to
ping the device first before i can open some tcp connections to it.
without pinging the tcp connection freezes until timeout.
in a vmware-environment it's more strange. there i can't open tcp
connections at all if i do not ping the device before.
is this normal behaviour because the bridge first has to learn the
mac-address? i thought before tcp connections arp requests will be sent,
ah.. the same behaviour on a system with kernel 2.4.29.
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