[Bridge] linux bridging problem

richardvoigt at gmail.com richardvoigt at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 06:23:03 PDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 5:32 AM, joy c <cjjoy1980 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>   I am trying to creat a bridge with the following command:
>         brctl addbr br0
>         brctl addif br0 eth0
>         brctl addif br0 pci0
>         ifconfig eth0 up
>         ifconfig pci0 up
>         ifconfig br0 up
>         dhclient br0
> I am able to see the bridge and interfaces to the bridge using brctl show
> command.. But when I run the
> dhclient br0 command, the system stops responding.  I am not able to see
> anything on the termnial and the termnial does not respond...  Please let me
> what is the problem....

Do virtual terminals still work (Alt+F2, Alt+F3, ...)?  If yes, then
you're not receiving a dhcp response and your dhclient is configured
with a long timeout.

If no, then one of your kernel modules is hanging your system.
Include the output of "uname -a" and "lsmod".

> Thanks,
> joy
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