bridge iface drops everything
Hi,I have a machine, where I am running LXC containers on demand. These containers don't need to talk to the outside, just between then and to the host, so I am attaching them to an isolated bridge (br0) that doesn't have any physical interface attached.
My problem is that by default, the bridge MAC is changed when new containers are added or old ones removed causing the network to freeze until ARP tables timeout (this is a known "feature").
I have tried to fix the bridge MAC address: ip link set br0 address 00:11:22:33:44:55But that doesn't work unless the MAC used correspond to the virtual interfaces of one of the containers or if I make br0 in promiscuous mode. Otherwise, br0 seems to drop all the traffic arriving there.
If seems that packets are not going up to the TCP/IP stack through the bridge interface (br0) but through any of the interfaces attached to the bridge that happens to have the same MAC.
Is this the expected behavior? BTW, I am running SLES11 SP1 and SP2. _______________________________________________ Bridge mailing list Bridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/bridge