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Date:      Wed, 9 Apr 2003 14:24:28 -0700
From:      "Crist J. Clark" <crist.clark@attbi.com>
To:        Shawn Barnhart <swb@grasslake.net>
Cc:        freebsd-ipfw@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: fwd and bridging
Message-ID:  <20030409212428.GA460@blossom.cjclark.org>
In-Reply-To: <00b301c2fb7a$218b14a0$0201a8c0@twinstar>
References:  <00b301c2fb7a$218b14a0$0201a8c0@twinstar>

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On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 07:49:03AM -0600, Shawn Barnhart wrote:
> The manpage states that fwd rules (like for transparent proxying) will not
> match bridged packets.  Will they ever, or is there some fundamental reason
> they can't?

Bridged packets are never processed at the IP layer, that is, they
never get passed to the ip_input() function. All of the 'fwd' code
lives in ip_input() and ip_output() at the IP layer and above.
-- 
Crist J. Clark                     |     cjclark@alum.mit.edu
                                   |     cjclark@jhu.edu
http://people.freebsd.org/~cjc/    |     cjc@freebsd.org



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