enabling if_bridge STP

Atrox silver.salonen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 02:20:18 PST 2007

Nikos Vassiliadis-2 wrote:
> On Thursday 06 December 2007 10:17:36 Atrox wrote:
>> Am I doing smth wrong?
> Hm, are these FreeBSD boxes you are trying to bridge,
> on the same ethernet?

Yes, all these boxes are connected to our LAN with their ext_ifs. Also, one
of them has a switch and a PC connected to its int_if, other int_ifs are
"status: no carrier".

> STP will create a tree by disabling some ports
> to eliminate loops in the topology. If you have
> a loop-free topology, all ports should be active.

Well, as I understand, in my case, STP should be enabled mainly on
TAP-interfaces as it would eliminate the scenario where, for an example,
ARP-requests from for reach Have I
understood it correctly?

> ASCII art time! What's your topology?

Well, let's try ;)
The machines stand like this:
  - GW/NAT - 
== 192.168.8/24 == == - GW/NAT -
           ||                    192.168.2/24
 - GW/NAT -
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