Can I bridge the same subnet across a VPN?

David Brodbeck gull at
Wed May 4 21:24:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:19 AM, krad <kraduk at> wrote:
> you can do this with a combination of openvpn (using tap, not tun) and
> if_bridge both ends. However I have found it to be flakey and not really
> worth the effort. Better to go with a routed solution.

The problem I've always found with bridged solutions is they don't
cope well under heavy traffic loads when the VPN link is slower than
the LANs they're bridging between.  And the VPN link is usually slower
if it's over a WAN.  The link tends to get saturated.

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