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Linux BRIDGE-STP-HOWTO

Linux BRIDGE-STP-HOWTO

Uwe Böhme

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Lennert Buytenhenk

bridge code maintainer and developer
gnu.org

          buytenh@gnu.org
        

Release v0.04
Revision History
Revision v0.0411 January 2001Revised by: U.B.
Changed Lennert`s Bridge Homepage URL; added NIC to list.
Revision v0.0317 July 2000Revised by: U.B.
Overwork pdf. Download links in doc.
Revision v0.0216 July 2000Revised by: U.B.
Fixed broken graphics in html dsl. Prepared pdf. Typos.
Revision v0.0125 June 2000Revised by: U.B.
Changes name from BRIDGE-HOWTO to BRIDGE-STP-HOWTO (avoid interference with BRIDGE-HOWTO by Christopher Cole) and kill version 1.xx. Lennert Buytenhenk announced as coauthor.
Revision v0.0001 June 2000Revised by: U.B.
Initial Release.

About The Linux Modular Bridge And STP

This document describes how to setup a bridge with the recent kernel patches and brctl utility by Lennert Buytenhek. and tries to explain about the STP implementation in this code.

With developer kernel 2.3.47 the new bridging code is part of the mainstream. There are patches for stable kernels 2.2.14 to 2.2.16, where each is also available as a ipchains-patch.