[Bridge] heterogenous bridging

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at osdl.org
Wed Jul 27 10:48:26 PDT 2005


On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 14:59:48 -0800
"Tejas Kokje" <kokje at linuxmail.org> wrote:

> 
> Hello,
> 
> I understand that bridge can make two ethernet interfaces appear as
> one logical interface. 
> 
> Now how does Linux Kernel does bridging between two different types
> of interfaces (Eg. 802.3 & 802.11). 
> 
> I am working on Linksys WRT54GS wireless router which runs Linux and
> have only one interface (br0) for both ethernet and wireless
> interface. All the packets I get on br0 have Ethernet (802.3) header.
> 
> Any inputs will be appreciated.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Tejas Kokje
> Graduate Student (Computer Science)
> University of Southern California
> URL : http://www-scf.usc.edu/~kokje
> Registered Linux User #: 337673
> 

802.11 looks the same at the device level in the kernel. The wireless
devices accept the same data format packets and provide the same
control hooks.



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