Linux Bridge

Bob Lannoy (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 10:49:28 +0100 (MET)


I've been trying for the last few days to install an ethernet
bridge on a RedHat 5.2 (kernel 2.0.36, 3Com 3c509B) and failed
The setup is the following:

<external net> <--- eth0 <-> eth1 ---> small net

the small net has IP-nrs so no IP-masq necessary. eth0 has also
an IP-nr.

I followed instructions from the howto (kernel modification, brcfg tool
and promisc settings). If I do a tcpdump on both eth cards I
see activity. But the small net can't do a thing.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

Bob Lannoy
Subatomic and Radiation Physics Lab
University Gent
Proeftuinstraat 86
9000 Gent
Tel. 00 32 9 2646543
Fax. 00 32 9 2646699
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