Subject: Re: bridge(4) and silent data corruption :-(
To: Sean Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 04/29/2002 17:39:49
>>>>> "Sean" == Sean Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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