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Re: understanding Routing Cisco vs. Linux

> I found that Linux does provide Bridging support, but the bridging
> support in 2.4.x Kernels is not tied into any firewall support.
> FreeBSD does have this, so does the 2.5.x Linux kernel. I guess if
> people want to use Linux as a bandwidth shaping/ firewall bridge they
> will have to wait for the 2.6.x kernel.

You can patch the kernel using the files on http://bridge.sourceforge.net/
to get firewall bridging in 2.4


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