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Date:      Sun, 13 Oct 2002 22:57:23 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Andriy Gapon <agapon@excite.com>
To:        Luigi Rizzo <rizzo@icir.org>
Cc:        freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: ip broadcast bridging
Message-ID:  <20021013225420.Y15000-100000@edge.foundation.invalid>
In-Reply-To: <20021013180425.C3866@carp.icir.org>

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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

Luigi,

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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