[Gllug] Bridge problems (Ubuntu)

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Tue Jun 28 11:13:27 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 12:07:21PM +0100, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> On Tue, June 28, 2011 11:41 am, John Edwards wrote:
>> Is there any mention of br0 in /etc/network/interfaces ?
>> You seem to be using DHCP for eth0 and not br0, which means that
>> when you create the br0 interface it has no IP address.
> Yes, though surely that should not be a problem?

Only if you consider having an IP address to be important.

>> Try something like:
>> --------
>> # The primary network interface
>> auto eth0
>> iface eth0 inet manual
>> # Bridge primary and wireless network interfaces
>> auto br0
>> iface br0 inet dhcp
>>       bridge_ports eth0 wlan0
>>       bridge_stp on
> I have tried something similar to this method too - with the same sort of
> results ie no routing. But maybe have not specified eth0 as manual, so can
> try that.

You should also check that eth0 has no IP address.

This should happen if you run '/etc/init.d/networking restart'

|    John Edwards   Email: john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk    |
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