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Re: IFF_SIMPLEX vs bridge(4)

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 07:38:45AM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> Too quick and too little coffee for thoughts to that extent, but in
> the meantime an obvious quick workaround is to disable learning on
> that bridge port. 
> A better fix might be some way to mark the copied packet for the same
> treatment, or do the analysis to decide whether its safe not to do the
> simplex copy in this case - when we know the packet isn't ours.

No, the fix is for bridge(4) to not learn addresses from broadcast
packets (possibly, only if simplex is set). IE, the packet is already
self-marking for this behaviour.   We'll learn the address soon enough
from later communications. 


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