if_bridge interface confuses Windows Small Business Server 2000

Eric F Crist ecrist at secure-computing.net
Thu Nov 17 20:47:46 GMT 2005

On Nov 15, 2005, at 10:52 PM, Erik Osterholm wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 08:43:18AM -0500, Steve Bertrand wrote:
>>> FreeBSD 6 came at the perfect time for me.  I've just
>>> switched my primary desktop from Win2k to FreeBSD, and I put
>>> the Windows boot disk in an old machine that was heading for the  
>>> skip.
>>> I wanted to access the W2k machine (fred) over VNC without
>>> flooding our switch, so I thought let's take advantage of the
>>> new features in REL 6...  I added a second ethernet card to
>>> my FreeBSD box (alfie) and configured a bridge in /etc/rc.conf:

Don't worry about flooding the switch with VNC.  I use it very well  
over a 33.6 modem from my mac to a win2k3 server.
Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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