Bridging Broken in 1.2?

Danial Thom danial_thom at
Mon Apr 18 13:49:58 PDT 2005

--- Matthew Dillon <dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> :Hello,
> :
> :I've reported this problem before. The
> loadable bridge module in 
> :DragonFly is broken in that ARP is not handled
> correctly. The DragonFly 
> :box is unreachable from the bridged interfaces
> that have no IP address 
> :defined.
> :
> :
> :The solution is to build a custom kernel with
> "options BRIDGE" defined.
> :
> :Joerg in his follow up said he doesn't want to
> support bridging as a 
> :module just yet.
> :
> :Regards
> :
> :Gary
>     It sounds like it 'almost' works, though. 
> I will spend some time
>     today to see if it can be easily made to
> work as a loadable module.
>     In the mean time.  Danial... if you are
> using the loadable module
>     method could you try building it into the
> kernel and tell us if
>     that fixes your problem?

I am NOT using a loadable module. 

Note I've tried with both fxp and em devices with
the same results. I can't pass any data. I turned
on debugging in bridge.c and it seems to think
the addresses are all zeros.


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