Merge duplicate effort in other articles
The following articles/sections should be moved here and merged:
"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.
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?