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Re: Linux hub


I don't know if it's possible to make a hub with multiples NICs using Linux, I would say it isn't, cause a hub it's a physical signal repeater and re-generator...

In the case of an ethernet switch, it's possible using "bridge-utils" package. You need multiple NICs (you can also bridge virtual interfaces like Xen, but I don't think that's what you're looking for). Once you've installed the package, you need to use the command "brctl" to create and configure the bridge.


On 09/05/2010 01:48 AM, peasthope@shaw.ca wrote:
Does anyone know of documentation for a Linux hub or a Linux
switch?  The simplest example I can think of is a system with
a gateway interface transmitting packets for multiple addresses
and subordinate interfaces transmitting packets for one or all
addresses except for the address of the machine itself.

Thanks,               ... Peter E.

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