[Bridge] bridging with gre tunnel

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at vyatta.com
Fri Jul 11 12:07:17 PDT 2008

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 09:30:08 +0300
Timo Teräs <timo.teras at iki.fi> wrote:

> Hi all,
> It looks the current kernel still do not support bridging over gre
> tunnels.
> I did find an old patch for ip_gre that would enable this [1]. But
> it needs porting from 2.4 to 2.6 kernels and looks like it needs
> cleaning up too.
> Is there newer/better patches to achieve this? Any thoughts about
> doing bridging with gre tunnels?
> Cheers,
>   Timo
> [1] http://mailman.ds9a.nl/pipermail/lartc/2003q4/010327.html

The idea is fine, but that patch needs work (kind of a mess).
If you want it, then go through normal process of submitting to
netdev and take the comments and fix it up.

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