5.2 Bridging issue
Aaron D. Gifford
agifford at infowest.com
Thu Feb 12 13:04:48 PST 2004
>> I've got a bridge(4) issue on a BSD 5.2.1 box. The bridging box has
>> three ethernet interfaces, two bridged together in a single cluster,
>> and one connected to the internet. The box acts as a bridge for the
>> two network segments, and as a router to the Internet (it's the
>> default gateway). The problem is, only one of the bridged segments
>> can communicate with the BSD box directly (and thus the Internet),
>> even though the two segments can talk to each other just fine.
Bjorn Eikeland replied:
> Try sysctl net.inet.ip.check_interface=0 - sounds like the same problem
> i had with my
> bridge a while back.
> good luck!
That was it! I didn't even think to check this, since I was unaware
that it was set to 1 by default in 5.2.
Maybe I'll submit a patch PR for the bridge(4) man page to mention this.
More information about the freebsd-ipfw