Talk:Network bridge

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Merge duplicate effort in other articles

The following articles/sections should be moved here and merged:

  1. Bridge with netctl
  2. Xen#Creation_of_a_network_bridge
  3. QEMU#Creating_bridge_manually

axper (talk) 16:42, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

"With bridge-utils" Section Breaks Existing Connection

Executing the commands in the "With bridge-utils" section broke my existing network configuration. I got around the issue by using netctl instead but even then, only by starting the bridge first. In this case, netctl starts the bound interfaces automatically when the bridge is started. I would like to suggest a clarification of this on the Bridge with netctl page and perhaps a re-work of command examples on Network bridge.

Twofive0 (talk) 18:52, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Is a bridge really like a switch?

I had read elsewhere that a bridge is like a hub, but the introductory section of this article says it's like a network switch. What's the case? Does it duplicate all packets to all hosts like a hub, or is it clever about it with arp tables etc. like a switch?

Lindhe (talk) 15:00, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

I don't know for certain that the bridge described works identically to the physical piece of network equipment known as a "bridge", but a switch is basically defined as a multiport network bridge, and a hub is a multiport repeater. --Magotchi (talk) 15:09, 18 January 2018 (UTC)