Subject: Re: isolated "internal" network?
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Florian Heigl <>
List: port-xen
Date: 09/14/2006 02:33:05
On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 04:59:18PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 07:50:46AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > 
> > Probably lo(4) needs bridge support, and adding that would be the
> > right thing really.
> I think this is a terrible idea.  Why should we force loopback to
> emulate an Ethernet device just so we can bridge it?  It is not an
> Ethernet device and we should not pretend that it is one.

That's a point I can't argue.
It seems tap does the proper thing and my loopback idea was wrong, 
I never had really thought about the implications bridging had.



florian heigl
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    just after things looked ok again (via a workmate at the phone)