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Re: Bridge interface and IP address
>> I ask because it always seemed backwards to me - the bridge ouught
>> to be the "higher level" interface,
Actually, I would say the bridge ought not to be an interface at all.
It's an in-host implementation of what would be done externally with a
switch, and they aren't interfaces. (Some (real-hardware) switches can
reasonably be said to have addresses, but it's not the switch itself
that has the address; it's the management computer housed in the same
box that has the address.)
I'm not sure why bridges were implemented as interfaces in NetBSD.
Convenience of some sort, I suppose.
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