netstat output issue

Andrew Thompson thompsa at
Thu Feb 28 23:51:46 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 02:18:45PM -0800, Barney Cordoba wrote:
> When using bridging, netstat apparently can only
> display 5 characters, so "bridge" is shown as the
> route. If you have multiple bridges defined, you'd
> have no way of knowing which bridge was being
> specified.

A workaround is to rename your interfaces,

 ifconfig bridge0 name b0
 ifconfig bridge1 name b1

It would be nice to fix netstat too.


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