Re: Linux Bridge

Nicholas J. Leon (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 13:59:36 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, Kris Carlier wrote:

# Bob,
# have you tried ? There you should be able to get
# everything you need to get an ethernet bridge up and running on a HD-less
# dumpster PC

Making a router-on-a-disk is easy. I just recently did that on my gateway
box (ISDN one side, ethernet the other). It was pretty simple. I used the
libraries that came in the ftp jail with Redhat (since the supplied was so small).

Then I wrote my own "init":


export PATH=/bin:.

mount /proc /proc -t proc

insmod /modules/8390.o
insmod /modules/ne.o io=0x240

ifconfig eth0
ifconfig lo

syslogd # its just a "*.* @loghost"

insmod /modules/slhc.o
insmod /modules/ppp.o
insmod /modules/bsd_comp.o
insmod /modules/ppp_deflate.o

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

/bin/pppd persist connect "/bin/chat -v -f /etc/ppp/chat"

exec /bin/sh

[disk layout]

ash ifconfig kill mkdir ps sh
cat insmod ldconfig mount route syslogd
chat ipchains ls pppd routed


fire ppp services
hosts mtab protocols syslog.conf
init passwd rpc



3c509.o 8390.o dummy.o ppp.o slhc.o
3c59x.o bsd_comp.o ne.o ppp_deflate.o



lock locks run

I'm willing to share the entire package if you wish. Its not for "public
consumption" though.

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