tap bridge for bhyve

Brian Henning henninb02 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 02:14:13 UTC 2015


I am having trouble setting up a tap bridge for bhyve
I have referenced the instructions
When i try go connect via my guest I get an IP address from my router
(, but cannot connect externally (ping my router,
from my guest OS. Below is my routing table and other details.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts?


 # netstat -nr
Routing tables

Destination        Gateway            Flags      Netif Expire
default          UGS        alx0          link#2             UH          lo0     link#1             U          alx0      link#1             UHS         lo0      link#3             UHS         lo0


bridge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu
        ether 02:fe:4a:c8:9c:00
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        nd6 options=9<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED>
        id 00:00:00:00:00:00 priority 32768 hellotime 2 fwddelay 15
        maxage 20 holdcnt 6 proto rstp maxaddr 2000 timeout 1200
        root id 00:00:00:00:00:00 priority 32768 ifcost 0 port 0
        member: tap1 flags=143<LEARNING,DISCOVER,AUTOEDGE,AUTOPTP>
                ifmaxaddr 0 port 4 priority 128 path cost 2000000
        member: alx0 flags=143<LEARNING,DISCOVER,AUTOEDGE,AUTOPTP>
                ifmaxaddr 0 port 1 priority 128 path cost 2000000

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