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 From:  "Barry Mather" <barry dot mather at dorecentres dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] bridge building
 Date:  Fri, 8 Oct 2004 12:09:34 +1000
The only real things I can think of for broadcasts are  :

WINS - eughhh
Why use wins when dns is so easy ???

Games - I had this problem when designing LARGE gaming networks in the
uk (1500 nodes all for gaming) we ended up using fbsd as a udp
forwarding box on each subnet, this works well and does not require
broadcasts.

Um, that's it I think ??

Anyone else ?

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Curran [mailto:lists at closeconsultants dot com] 
Sent: Thursday, 7 October 2004 9:10 PM
To: kasadsyed at alicemail dot fr; 'm0n0wall list'
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] bridge building

Kemal

When I finish off the OpenVPN stuff (currently still debugging, but
getting 
close) you WILL be able to do this with OpenVPN and a m0n0 at each end.

However, before you leap up and down with excitement let me advise you
that 
this is a far from sensible thing to do unless you have a lot of
bandwidth 
between the two m0n0 boxes.  It is considered very poor design to use a 
remote bridge (which is what you are describing) because there is a lot
of 
broadcast traffic on a LAN - especially if you use the default config of

those dreadful Windows boxes that every body insists on using.  All of
this 
traffic has to be forwarded to the other side and may well disadvantage
the 
real traffic that you want to send.

Even if you do have a lot of bandwidth (and 'a lot' depends on how much 
traffic you really have) OpenVPN has limitations on the size of its
buffers 
for handling broadcast and multicast packets that may cause stability 
problems.

As part of the OpenVPN-on-m0n0 project I am writing some documentation
that 
describes how to configure the system for different scenarios and I will

document how to do this at that time.

Perhaps if you describe what it is you are trying to do, and why, the
list may 
be able to come up with a better solution.

Regards

Peter


On Friday 01 October 2004 08:19, kemal asad wrote:
> I may be asking a stupid question so please forgive the ignorant that
i
> am.
> i need to create a bridge over internet. i want all the traffic even
> broadcasts to be forwarded through the bridge to the otherside ( so
from
> what i understand static route might not do it) . Can i do it with
> Monowall on both side of the bridge. if not please advise on any other
> solution. i currently have two soekriss 48xx . if yes, please let me
> know the iurl of any cookbook on the subject.
> Thanks.
> Kemal
>
>
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