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Re: Bridge interface and IP address
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 08:03:24PM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
> Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:38:51 +0200
> From: Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
> Message-ID: <20100830103851.GA6359%asim.lip6.fr@localhost>
> | No, you can't assign an IP address to a bridge in NetBSD.
> | Just assign the IP to one of the interfaces member of the bridge,
> Is there a good reason it is done this way, or is this just one of those
> things that would be better fixed, but no-one has considered important
> enough to do anything about (yet at least) ?
> I ask because it always seemed backwards to me - the bridge ouught to be
> the "higher level" interface, with the underlying hardware being just the
> components used to build it - kind of like we build a raidframe "device"
> out of real hardware (or anything that looks like real hardware).
To me is looks the right way to do it: a bridge is not a host interface,
it's just a tool connecting host interfaces.
I'm not sure what we'd gain by turning it in a host interface (not mentioning
administrative issues like e.g. what ethernet address should be used
by the bridge as a host interface ?)
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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