quick question.

Jun Sun jsun at junsun.net
Fri Aug 8 10:07:19 EDT 2003


On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 08:36:47AM +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> On 8 August 2003 05:36, Jerry wrote:
> > Do you need bridging (brctl) to make an ap work so that you can talk to a wired network?
> 
> No. I have no idea why everybody is obsessed with bridging.
> Properly set up routing will work just fine.
> 
> I have a gut feeling that a reason for "bridge everything"
> syndrome is a broadcast name resolution used by
> some OSes ;) ;) ;)

Well, to be fair, briding is the easiest and most widely used
way to connect wired LAN and WLAN.  It is probably the most efficient
way too.  Yes, in that sense, you do want brctl.

Jun



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