[Bridge] Re :Re: Re :Re: Bridging LACP (802.3ad) frames not working

jhautbois at gmail.com jhautbois at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 13:40:30 PST 2010


Le , Ross Vandegrift <ross at kallisti.us> a écrit :
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 03:28:53PM +0000, jhautbois at gmail.com wrote:

> > OK, I agree, it doesn't make sense, but I want to be transparent using

> > bridging. I can't explain my idea :).



> You can't be transparent with respect to LACP if you're using ethernet

> to bridge. It doesn't make sense - LACP is negotiated between bridge

> ports on a point-to-point ethernet interface.



> > You mean I need to have four physical interfaces ?

> > I can't understand how too accomplish this.

> > Currently, I am doing :

> > brctl addif eth1

> > brctl addif eth2



> No - you don't need four physical interfaces. I was trying to

> extrapolate what problem you might be trying to solve, and I think I

> guessed wrong. I imagined that you needed a multi-interface bundle

> through a Linux bridge.



> If you just want your box to speak LACP to the adjacent switches, you

> could easily make bond interfaces with single ethernet interfaces.

> But it sounds like you don't want to speak LACP to the switches, you

> want to pass it as if you were a layer 1 device.


This is exactly the problem.
But, sounds like it is not possible... ?

JM
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