Subject: Re: bridge(4) and silent data corruption :-(
To: Sean Doran <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/29/2002 17:39:49
>>>>> "Sean" == Sean Doran <> writes:
    Sean> |   Could it be the router?

    Sean> I don't see how/why the router should behave differently depending
    Sean> on whether there is a NetBSD box bridging or not...

    Sean> There is no NAT.  (Even if there were, why would the presence of
    Sean> a bridging NetBSD box make a difference?)

  Cause some stupid NATs might assume one IP/MAC :-)

    Sean> There are no two hosts with the same ethernet address;
    Sean> bridge(4) works by setting the interfaces into promiscuous mode.
    Sean> Yes, negotiation with smart components could be an issue, however
    Sean> I believe my assorted topologies ruled that out.

  I dunno.

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