[Bridge] Help with multiple IP networks over an ethernet one

ArcosCom Linux User linux at arcoscom.com
Tue Sep 9 01:29:37 PDT 2008

Hello people,
   I have a little problem with one linux box that route some local IP
networks between them and internet.
   An schema from the IP point of view is this:
        (3 uplinks)
  INTERNET <---> route <---> LANS

  From ethernet point of view is this:

  INET link 1 <--->        <---> INET link 3
  INET link 2 <---> router <---> LANs

  Physically there are 3 ethernet networks, one for the uplink 1, other
for uplink 2, and the third is for the lans and the uplink 3.
  I forced to share the ethernet for the LANs and uplink 3.

  The router has 4 interfaces, eth1 for uplink 1, eth2 for uplink 2, eth3
for uplink 3 and eth0 for the LANs.

  The problem I have is that, without a constant time or reason, sometimes
I detect latences between uplink 3 and the router, and other times
between the router and LAN hosts.

  I think that I need to configure something in eth3 config files
(/proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth3) to disallow local frames and allow only
the router and uplink 3 gateway comunication, but I don't found anything
that help me.

  I tried with arp_filter, rp_filter, and many of them, but without
success (I don't found many documentation about it, and I review lartc
and googled about that parameters).

  I think that only allowing arp traffic betwen eth3 and uplink 3 gateway
(using arptables) will solve this, but I don't know if arptables will be
the solution or not.

  Do anybody help me a bit?


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