Static IP on a Bridge

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Dec 29 08:25:58 UTC 2011

On 29/12/2011 07:48, james at wrote:
> bridge0 is configured with the IP, but I can't ping out. 
> However, once I run dhclient in bridge0, things magically work.  Does
> anyone know why the above won't work?  Thanks!

What's the error message you see when you fail to ping out?

What does the routing table (netstat -r) look like before and after DHCP?

What does your arp table look like (arp -a) before and after DHCP?



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