Subject: Re: BRIDGING
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From: Sean Doran <>
List: tech-net
Date: 05/16/2001 16:56:30
ugh i HATE bridging, so take this with grain-of-salt

zen-like questions about possible pitfalls -

are you planning on doing mixed-media bridging (i.e., ethernet to ppp or
slip or fddi or 802.11 or whatever)?   are you planning on doing 
mixed-MTU bridging from differenlt ethernet ifs with different MTUs?
what happens with vlans?  do we play with spanning-trees?   bla bla bla

a really STUPID bridge between two subnets of EXACTLY the same type
isn't so bad - for everything else, well, more than one internet protocol
(IP, v.sux, CLNS, appletalk, ...) is in NetBSD for tying together
different networks/subnets.

just my opinion -

	Sean.  (annoying networking guy)

ps - redirected from port-i386 to tech-net