[arch-general] What's the holdup on Linux 3.18?

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 21:50:45 UTC 2015

On 08-01-2015 20:17, Leonid Isaev wrote:

> The former. It applies to filtering traffic passing through the bridge. If the
> module is loaded and /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-* == 1 then you should be
> able to manipulate traffic _inside_ the bridge using iptables FORWARD chain. If
> the module is not loaded, or the above files contain 0, then the bridge acts as
> a "dumb" switch. So, you can use the FORWARD chain to forward packets _between_
> the bridge and some other interface.

Got it :) Thanks for the heads-up. I have always assumed the bridge
would behave like a dumb switch since I'm not using ebtables but clearly
I was wrong. If my setup breaks I'll know where to look first now :)

Mauro Santos

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