[Bridge] [PATCH net-next] bridge: multicast to unicast

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Mon Jan 9 15:47:01 UTC 2017


On Mon, 2017-01-09 at 16:25 +0100, michael-dev wrote:
> Am 09.01.2017 13:15, schrieb Johannes Berg:
> > > That is bridge fdb entries (need to) expire so the bridge might
> > > "forget" a still-connected station not sending but only consuming
> > > broadcast traffic.
> > 
> > Ok, that I don't know. Somehow if you address a unicast packet
> > there
> > the bridge has to make a decision - so it really should know?
> 
> If the bridge has not learned the unicast destination mac address on
> any port, it will flood the packet on all ports except the port it
> received the packet on.

Ok, so this really needs to be done in mac80211.

I'll send out the pull request soon then.

johannes


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