bridge handling of own address

Joe Parks jphstap
Thu Sep 18 15:18:31 PDT 2003

It gets handled by the bridge code.   The bridge code passes the packet
"up the stack" if the MAC is found in the list of locals.   The bridge
code doesn't care what happens to it after that.   The higher level
program will send any response packets back to the bridge interface at
its own discretion. 

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 17:50, Lewis Adam-CAL022 wrote:
> Not really sure if this is a hostap question or a bridging question - so I
> apologize if this is the wrong forum in advance.  Normally a linux bridge
> ties two ports and what goes in one goes out the other.  The exception to
> this rule would be when a packet is directed to the node itself (e.g. the
> bridge address??)  In this case it should not be passed on but responded to
> via the same port on which it was received.  So where is this exception
> handled?  I thought it would be in the bridge code, but it appears not.  So
> is it up to the hostap driver to handle this case?  Thanks!
> Adam 
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