Faizan ul haq Muhammad wrote:

>> Which way do you go?
> In this case I can take any of them  

Perhaps you will freeze in your tracks indefinitely due to confusion. Or
perhaps you will go around the entire block a few times before making a
decision ;)

> Anyways,- Today i got some time to play around and i tried to configure
> the machine as bridge.
> I added device if_bridge to kernel
> then i added the code to the rc.conf
> cloned_interfaces="bridge0"
> ifconfig_bridge0="addm sk0 addm sk1 up"
> ifconfig_sk0="up"
> ifconfig_sk1="up"
> now, i dun have any network address assigned to any of the interface and
> connect the two lan cards to two other machines and try to ping those
> machines from each other. but no success.

Did the bridge interface actually come up?

> ... do you think, this is as expected..? (i think bridge does not need
> to have any IP address..)

It depends. Are you doing any sort of firewalling? What is the IP
addressing info on the two end hosts?

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