[Bridge] Multiple bridges in one box

Leigh Sharpe lsharpe at pacificwireless.com.au
Tue Jan 30 16:39:44 PST 2007

For the first part, yes it is.

Brctl addbr br0
Brctl addif br0 eth0
Brctl addif br0 eth1

Brctl addbr br1
Brctl addif br1 eth2
Brctl addif br1 eth3

Brctl addbr br2
Brctl addif br2 eth4
Brctl addif br2 eth5 

Etc. etc. 
Ifconfig br0 up
Ifconfig br1 up
Ifconfig br2 up 

Etc. etc. 

Can’t comment on tun devices, though.

Leigh Sharpe
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Pacific Wireless
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-----Original Message-----
From: udu.ogah [mailto:udu.ogah at unn.ac.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:37 AM
To: bridge at lists.osdl.org
Subject: [Bridge] Multiple bridges in one box


I'm looking at building a box like this and I'm wondering if it's doable.

My box has 13 NiCS made up of 1 onboard NIC and 3 4-port NiCs.
I want to make  bridges consisting say br0(bridging eth0 and eth1),
br1(briding eth2 and eth3), br2(briding eth4 and eth5), and so on.

Secondly can I bridge a tun device with a physical device, say tun0 and eth0
bridged to form br0.



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