bridge or ip forwarding

Kelly Hogan kshogan at
Fri May 7 10:38:43 EDT 2004

Bridging operates at the level two layer.  Only the bridged interface
can have an IP address.  If you want to bridge at a higher level in the
stack, see Proxy Arp bridging.  The advantages of level two is all
interfaces see all packets, and you can manage the bridge as a single
interface for rules.


On Fri, 2004-05-07 at 00:10, sankpal_manisha wrote:
> Hello to All,
> The setting of WDS is done with the bridge as per the README file. I have given the ip address for bridge which contains wlan0 and wlan0wds0 interface on one AP and for other AP the bridge contains wlan0 ,eth0 & wlan0wds0. this worked fine...
> but i m curious to know what will happen if i enable the IP forwarding? should i  assign IP to wlan0,eth0 ,wlan0wds0 independently?
> i also want to know the pros/cons of using ipforwarding and bridge utiliites...
> waiting for a clue on this issue
> thanks in advance......
> manisha
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