[Bridge] Building a Raw Bridge

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at vyatta.com
Mon Apr 13 09:56:33 PDT 2009


On Sat, 11 Apr 2009 08:54:21 -0700
Michael Boutte <maboutte at pacbell.net> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I think the little diagram of the circuit became a mess when 
> transmitted. How about this attempt? This is the hub of a hub and spoke 
> topology and there is normally only one transmit and multiple receivers
> 
> Here is what one end of the link looks like.
> 
>                    +-------------+
> 
>         + eth0 +---+   bridge 1  +---+ wan0 ---> Transmit
> 
>         |          +-------------+ 
>         |                          
> switch--+                          
>         |          +-------------+ 
>         + eth0 +---+   bridge 2  +---+ wan0 <--- Receive
> 
>                    +-------------+
> 
> 
> Mike Boutte
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What you are doing is not really a bridge, so of course it
won't work.  If you need to glue devices together, and the
performance overhead isn't too high do it in user space.


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