bridge-utils-1.7.1

Introduction to bridge-utils

The bridge-utils package contains a utility needed to create and manage bridge devices. This is useful in setting up networks for a hosted virtual machine (VM).

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

bridge-utils Dependencies

Optional (to run tests)

Net-tools-2.10

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/bridge

Kernel Configuration

Enable the following options in the kernel configuration and recompile the kernel if necessary:

[*] Networking support --->            [CONFIG_NET]
      Networking options --->
        <*/M> 802.1d Ethernet Bridging [CONFIG_BRIDGE]

Installation of bridge-utils

Install bridge-utils by running the following commands:

autoconf                  &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make

Testing the results requires running the six shell scripts in the tools/ directory. Two of the tests require two ethernet ports. Some tests will not preserve the current network configuration. See tests/README for details.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Contents

Installed Program: brctl
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

brctl

is a program used to set up, maintain, and inspect the ethernet bridge configuration in the linux kernel

Last updated on Fri Aug 27 19:08:59 2021