Andrew Thompson thompsa at
Wed Jan 24 22:19:02 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 02:47:51PM +0800, Tom wrote:
> Hi, I would like to help
Great, thanks.

I think the following topics need descriptions added to them to describe
what they are and what scenario it would be typically used in. 

High Traffic on a Segment
 Using a bridge as a bridge, i.e to cut down broadcasts. The handbook
 already has this.

Filtering/Traffic Shaping Firewall
 Using a bridge to packet filter traffic and queueing with altq or

Layer2 VPN
 Hooking a bridge up with EtherIP to tunnel layer 2 packets

Layer2 Redundancy
 What spanning tree is and why you would use it. Rave the merits of RSTP
 which is so much faster

Virtual Machines
 Hooking up tap interfaces from VMs such as qemu or vmware to the hosts
 Ethernet adapter. the autobridge functions in rc.d can do this

and so on... Next will be to add the commands used to set up each
scenario, I can do this.


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