[Bridge] [PATCH v2 net-next 0/6] Allow bridge to function in non-promisc mode

Michael S. Tsirkin mst at redhat.com
Thu May 2 18:37:58 UTC 2013


On Thu, May 02, 2013 at 10:23:31AM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> Doing research on another problem, I noticed that this would
> break user mode spanning tree (RSTP) code.
> 
> The daemon assumes that bridge is promicious mode and therefore
> will receive all link-level multicast packets.

Since you have to play with the new learning/flooding
options to get the non promisc behaviour,
can't we just say "don't do it then"
short term, and fix applcations long term?


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