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Date:      Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:28:06 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <>
To:        steven <>
Subject:   Re: Need help, some thing goes with wrong with Bridge-networking
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> (steven's message of "Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:55:54 +0800")
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steven <> writes:

> Dear Sir:
>        Those days i tried build an in-line firewall, I take freebsd
> as a good operation system because it is safety and stabilty, but i
> came with trouble when i follow the handbook to bridge the two
> Ethernet Card, the
> book(
> says that i should recomplie the kernel to add options BRIDGE
> into it, however, after  compiling the new kernel, typing comamds
> including "sysctl -w","sysctl -w
>,rl1", the bridge seems out of
> working, and my fressbsd system version is 6.1, those two network card
> is not assign any static ipv4 address, Can you tell me why it comes
> intn that, dieing to hrear from  your answer, and i'm appriciate for
> it.

A bridge does not necessarily have to have an IP address.

For us to help you, you will need to be more specific about what you
are trying and what you want to have happen.

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