9.1-release bridge config at startup not working

Peter Hunčár hunci at hunci.sk
Thu Apr 4 00:15:14 UTC 2013

Hello list

After pretty much of googling I was able to make this bridge setup up and

ifconfig_bridge0="addm igb6 addm igb7"
ifconfig_bridge0_alias0="inet x.x.x.x netmask x.x.x.x"

however I'm running xorp pim multicast router on the box as well and it
complains about not being able to get the primary IP address of bridge0.
And I need xorp running on that subnet.
(after manually assigning an IP to bridge0, bridge0 becomes unresponsive)

I tried autobridge according to some sparse "documentation" found, but
autobridge with setup:

autobridge_bridge0="igb6 igb7"
ifconfig_bridge0="inet x.x.x.x netmask x.x.x.x"

does not start at all. I end up with having only igb6 added in bridge0
without an IP address.

Well, I would gladly live without a bridge ;) if somebody could give me a
hit how to protect a group of servers on the same subnet as the router is.
Without a need of NAT or IP changes.
I need a DMZ, so I thought I'd simply put the boxes behind a filtered
Seems like it's not that easy as it sound.

Thank you very much for any kind of help/advice

Peter Huncar

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