[Soekris] OBSD bridge example on Soekris?

goat goat at severus.org
Wed Dec 17 18:55:51 UTC 2003

Look for the following line in /etc/sysctl.conf and make sure that it's uncommented:

#net.inet.ip.forwarding=1       # 1=Permit forwarding (routing) of packets


neal rauhauser wrote:
>    I've got a pair of NET4511 and I've added Netgate wireless cards and 
> Memorex 32 meg compact flash, fooled with the OpenSoekris script a bit 
> to get what I want, and they're nice little BSD boxes when this is done.
>   However ... I am new to OpenBSD and I've not used the bridge device 
> before on any operating system. I looked at what the OpenSoekris script 
> did, then I mounted the image with vnconfig and adjusted /etc/rc to the 
> following:
> brconfig bridge0 add sis0
> brconfig bridge0 add sis1
> brconfig bridge0 add wi0
> brconfig bridge0 up
>   I easily get traffic from sis0 to sis1, I can assign an IP address to 
> the wireless cards here on the bench and access either side, but I can't 
> get it to pass traffic. If I examine brconfig -a I see the MAC of the 
> remote wireless device. /etc/pf.conf just has pass in/out all. Still no 
> traffic. I dig in with tcpdump and I see the wireless interface on one 
> side trying to forward broadcast/multicast traffic but it never appears 
> on the other side.
>   I'm really at a loss for what to do next ... I'd be very grateful if 
> someone could forward an /etc/rc from a system doing simple ad hoc 
> bridging with OpenBSD. Thanks.
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