Subject: Re: bridge(4) and silent data corruption :-(
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Sean Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/29/2002 21:10:57
| Could it be the router?
I don't see how/why the router should behave differently depending
on whether there is a NetBSD box bridging or not...
There is no NAT. (Even if there were, why would the presence of
a bridging NetBSD box make a difference?)
| I haven't used bridge(4) [I don't not presently even have a machine with
| the man page]. Is it doing proxy-arp'ing for other IPs, or is this a layer-2 switch?
| I wonder if the router gets confused by two hosts with the same MAC?
There are no two hosts with the same ethernet address;
bridge(4) works by setting the interfaces into promiscuous mode.
Yes, negotiation with smart components could be an issue, however
I believe my assorted topologies ruled that out.