thompsa at freebsd.org
Tue Jul 4 22:21:57 UTC 2006
On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 11:04:16AM -0400, Raymond Owens wrote:
> I am running 6.1 release on some systems. I have a question about the
> bridging changes in if_bridge.c which were made in the stable branch.
> I am having a problem bonding two heavily loaded network interfaces
> for IDS purposes. There is greatly increased packets droppage when
> using 'ifconfig bridge0 monitor' to merge the two sniff interfaces
> under 6.1 release. (I am trying to get around using two concurrent
> Snort processeses)
> Is it expected that the new bridge monitor function introduced in the
> stable branch will have much less packet droppage in identical
> situations when bonding busy interfaces? If so is there a way to get
> this without upgrading whole system to 6.1 stable? Will binary upgrade
> using 6.1 stable ISO provide this functionality also?
You can just grab src/sys/net/if_bridge.c from the stable branch and
build it on 6.1. You can either rebuild the kernel or if you are using
modules then make && make install in src/sys/modules/if_bridge.
Let me know if you get stuck.
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