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To: <cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de>
Subject: Re: bridging over the internet?
From: "Hans Steegers" <hsx,AT,dds,DOT,nl>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 14:26:06 +0200
Reply-to: "Hans Steegers" <steegers,AT,steegers,DOT,nl>

Using cipe with protocol version 4, the cipe device cipdbX emulates an
Ethernet network device and should allow you to use bridge-software as used
for real ethernet devices (I hope).
for more on bridging (for a start).

Hans Steegers

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerd Feiner <gerd-cipe-list,AT,cerb,DOT,de>
To: cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de <cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de>
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 1:43 PM
Subject: bridging over the internet?

hi there,

i have a quite interesting thought in mind:

what if it were possible (is it?) to bridge two ethernets together via
cipe-tunnels?  kinda like this:

ethernet a --- cipebox a --- (internet) --- cipebox b --- ethernet b

is something like this possible?  rephrased:

can i add a cipe-interface and a normal ethernet-card to a bridge-group
on bot sides and expect the cipe tunnel to work?  (without ip addresses
configured on the cipe-interfaces, as bridging won't work that way)

this would seem to be like connecting to bridges in a row (which should
basically work with hardware-bridges), doesn't it?

any ideas, experience, suggestions?


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