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Date:      Sun, 13 Oct 2002 22:57:23 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Andriy Gapon <>
To:        Luigi Rizzo <>
Cc:        freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: ip broadcast bridging
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On Sun, 13 Oct 2002, Luigi Rizzo wrote:

> What you see is perfectly normal.
> Bridged interfaces in a cluster are considered as a single "interface",
> so irrespective from where you get the traffic, it will be passed
> up the stack if it has proper addresses, which is what normally happens for
> multicast and broadcast IP packets.
> The fact that the interface has no IP associated does not matter, it
> is up and running for all practical purposes, and it will recognise
> the same traffic as the one on the other interface(s) in the cluster
> which have an IP address assigned.
> This is true both for ipfw1 and ipfw2


thank you, I think I'm starting to understand how the bridging works.

Andriy Gapon
"I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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