Can I bridge the same subnet across a VPN?

Geoff Roberts geoff at
Wed May 4 23:31:25 UTC 2011

Hi David and others,

Thanks for the feedback.

On Thu, 5 May 2011 07:24:13 am David Brodbeck wrote:
> 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.

Was this easy to measure, and how did you measure this - dropped packets on 
the bridge interface?

Kind regards,



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