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Date:      Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:33:11 +1000 (EST)
From:      Ian Smith <smithi@nimnet.asn.au>
To:        Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: tunneling L2 tagged traffic over IP
Message-ID:  <20150428222328.E27406@sola.nimnet.asn.au>
In-Reply-To: <mailman.61.1430136001.47878.freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
References:  <mailman.61.1430136001.47878.freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>

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In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 569, Issue 1, Message: 10
On Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:33:55 +0600 Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su> wrote:
 > Victor Sudakov wrote:
 > > Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
 > > > >
 > > > > Could you advise a solution for tunneling L2 (Ethernet) traffic over IP?
 > > > >
 > > > > There is a solution in bridge(4) using the EtherIP protocol, but it
 > > > > works with untagged frames only. I need to tunnel 802.1q tagged frames
 > > > > as well.
 > > > >
 > > > > Any ideas?
 > > > >
 > > > >
 > > > You can do this with netgraph. Check this post:
 > > > 
 > > > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-net/2005-October/008861.html
 > > > 
 > > 
 > > It's a modification of the /usr/share/examples/netgraph/ether.bridge
 > > script. How do you know that it would pass 802.1q tagged frames? It
 > > references a "fxp0" interface which passes untagged traffic unless a
 > > vlan(4) interface is configured on top thereof.
 > 
 > The script does not work. It prints error messages like
 > 
 > + LINKNUM=1
 > + ngctl mkpeer bnet0: ksocket link1 inet/dgram/udp
 > + ngctl msg ng0:inet bind inet/10.14.143.136:4028
 > ngctl: send msg: No such file or directory
 > + ngctl msg ng0:inet connect inet/10.14.140.125:4028
 > ngctl: send msg: No such file or directory
 > + expr 1 + 1
 > + LINKNUM=2
 > 
 > and does not generate any traffic. Perhaps it needs some debugging. I
 > am still looking for a solution, thanks in advance to all who has
 > anything to say.
 > 
 > In the meanwhile, I have tried bridging ethernet NICs and tap(4), and
 > connected two tap(4) devices with net/vtun. It works, but again, only
 > for untagged frames.

I suggest posting these questions to freebsd-net@ where all the hardcore 
netheads hang out, most of whom would have no time to follow questions@.

Certainly that's where the netgraph guy(s?) may be found.

cheers, Ian



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