Re: Kernel Routing and the IntraNet

From: Henrik Nordstrom
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 10:02:15 EST

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Al Boldi wrote:

Does the bridge get the packets directly from the nic-driver?

Yes, I suppose you can say that.

Or, does it get it through some detour ( via IP-stack ?) ?

No, the bridge gets the packet before the IP-stack.

The bridge firewall looks into the packets at IP and higher levels, but is not using the IP-stack as such.

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