[Bridge] how do i bridge eth0 with eth1 by bridging?

Simon Barber simon at devicescape.com
Tue Sep 19 11:59:25 PDT 2006

Devicescape has released under GPL a module that performs L2-NAT as
required for bridging to work between an 802.11 client and ethernet.

If someone would volunteer to do the work to incorporate this module
into the kernel we would be very happy for that to happen.


-----Original Message-----
From: bridge-bounces at lists.osdl.org
[mailto:bridge-bounces at lists.osdl.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Hemminger
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 3:25 AM
To: Labhesh Popli
Cc: bridge at lists.osdl.org
Subject: Re: [Bridge] how do i bridge eth0 with eth1 by bridging?

On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 06:25:39 +0100 (BST) Labhesh Popli
<labhesh_popli at yahoo.co.in> wrote:

> hi,
>   i have my wireless LAN card connected in USB port of linux machine 
> at eth1,
>   and another wireless LAN card connected to USB port of windows
>   the LAN card of windows has been plugged out. now, i want to access 
> the
>   internet sites on windows machine through the wireless LAN b/w the 2
>   machines.
>   I have successfully made a bridge b/w eth0 and eth1 of my linux 
> machine using
>   the "brctl" etc commands,
>   entered the ip adress of WLAN of linux machine in internet
explorer/tools/internet options/connections/LAN settings/proxy server of
windows machine.

If you read the FAQ on http://linux-net.osdl.org/index.php/bridge
you will see that bridging to wireless is going to work because Linux
bridging doesn't support NDS.  The problem isn't just in the bridge
code, it would require more extensive work to the wireless drivers as
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