12-12-2013 05:30 AM - edited 12-12-2013 05:34 AM
I'm thinking about creating some friendly association warning ERL users about the dangers (for small defenseless and cute animals) of setting up bridges on their router. Our motto would be something like "each time you setup a bridge, you kill a kitten."
Of course, having some kittens at our disposal would speed up the spread of our association's message (I was thinking about "each time you setup a bridge, WE kill a kitten" to begin with).
Feel free to share your suggestions (and send kittens to our future headquarters)
03-31-2014 04:15 PM
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01-11-2015 01:52 AM
i wil not bridge ;-0
The problem is that im a home user of ERL.
i need to bridge a VLAN for IPTV if there is an better way plays help ;-)
01-11-2015 03:56 AM - edited 01-11-2015 03:57 AM
Nah, the message here is more like "don't pick or use a router to do the job of a switch $#?&@!".
Getting IPTV or ToIP VLANs from your ISP to your LAN with a bridge may be tolerated. I'll ask the kittens.
01-11-2015 05:12 AM
I have 2 MikrotikRB750's that the current config makes them do the job of a switch....
That said they do actually have a switch chip inside and are configured to use it so not sure if that counts ;-)
05-05-2016 12:32 PM
Old thread but I thought I'd share my story of my repentance and ultimate salvation from bridging:
When I got my first EdgeRouter-PoE and didn't know any better, I used the WAN+2LAN2 wizard to do the initial setup. Afterwards, I learned the error of my ways, but kept the status-quo for fear of upsetting the users (ewww) with downtime. Eventually though, I wanted in on that sweet, sweet DPI and hardware offload action so I devised a list of commands to demolish my bridge and erect a proper switch in its place, lovingly saved to a file called burn_the_bridge.sh
I executed these commands, and committed them, and nobody knew anything had changed. But change it did, with zero downtime
05-06-2016 07:04 AM
delete interfaces ethernet eth1 bridge-group delete interfaces ethernet eth1 description "Local Bridge" delete interfaces ethernet eth2 description "Local Bridge" delete interfaces ethernet eth3 description "Local Bridge" delete interfaces ethernet eth4 description "Local Bridge" delete interfaces switch switch0 bridge-group delete interfaces switch switch0 description "Local Bridge" delete interfaces bridge br0 set interfaces ethernet eth1 address 10.1.2.2/24 set interfaces ethernet eth1 description MGMT set interfaces ethernet eth2 description WAP01 set interfaces ethernet eth3 description WAP02 set interfaces ethernet eth4 description WAP03 set interfaces switch switch0 description LAN set interfaces switch switch0 address 10.1.2.1/24 set system traffic-analysis dpi enable set system traffic-analysis export enable
My original was much more extensive than this, had 8 VLANs to reassign, DNS forwarders to move around, etc.
10-08-2018 01:57 AM