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

Jean-Michel Hautbois jhautbois at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 02:29:55 PST 2010

2010/1/13 Stephen Hemminger <shemminger at vyatta.com>:
> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:04:48 -0500
> Ross Vandegrift <ross at kallisti.us> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 09:40:30PM +0000, jhautbois at gmail.com wrote:
>> > This is exactly the problem.
>> > But, sounds like it is not possible... ?
>> You could run a custom version of the bridge driver to enable bridging
>> of frames sent to the bridge-management MAC addresses.  Some folks
>> have talked about doing similar things to enable bridging of STP.
>> Doing that with STP makes a bit more sense to me (since there are
>> valid networks that could be constructed that way).  But you'll be
>> breaking a pretty fundamental assumption of LACP....
> Recent kernels will forward link local frames as long as STP is disabled.
> Older kernels will not.
> The assumption is that if STP is enabled, then it will be managing
> control plane.

Well, I have a 2.6.31 kernel. And LACP is not forwarded, even when STP
is disabled.
I don't understand what you mean ?


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