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Re: [suse-security] SuSEfirewall2 not routing when both nics on samesubnet

On Tuesday 25 May 2004 12.40, b@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> RE: [suse-security] SuSEfirewall2 not routing when both nics on samesubnet
> if you want routing between interfaces on the same subnet, you should be
> setting up an ethernet bridge.

Err... just for clarification. If you use a bridge, you're doing bridging, not 
routing. A bridge forwards traffic on Layer 2, based on physical addresses,
ie MAC addresses. A router is a layer 3 device, forwarding logical addresses,
eg IP addresses.

Per default, bridging will let anything through, unless traffic is filtered in 
some way.

Other than that, bridging between interfaces will work.

Just a thought...


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