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GNU/Linux Rapid Embedded Programming by Rodolfo Giometti

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Simple Ethernet bridging

Since our SAMA5D3 Xplained board has two Ethernet ports on board, it's quite interesting presenting a brief example of how we can set up a networking bridge on it in such a way as to connect two separate LANs into a single one. The idea is to set up our board in such a way that it can work as if it was (more or less) an Ethernet switch so that two separate LANs are physically merged into a bigger one in a transparent manner (that is, no special settings should be done on the networked devices on both LANs).

Note

For further information regarding what a bridge is, you should start by visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridging_(networking) .

First of all, we need the package named bridge-utils, which holds the needed ...

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