[Shorewall-newbies] Shorewall bridging

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Tue Mar 9 12:59:15 PST 2004

On Tuesday 09 March 2004 12:49 pm, Sakthivel Subramanian wrote:
> Tom,
> Currently I have a firewall machine with shorewall running on a 3 interface
> configuration, the firewall machine also acts a proxy server (SQUID). I am
> thinking of replacing it with a bridged firewall with shorewall. If I
> switch to a bridged firewall and assign an IP to the bridge interface can I
> still use the firewall machine as a web proxy ?

I don't know. One of the reasons that I am making the experimental bridging 
code available is so people can try it and find out what does and doesn't 

> Also in the shorewall.net you have a note that shorewall bridge code is
> experimental. What does it mean ?

It means that the code is experimental. It is currently not released. It may 
or may not become part of a future Shorewall release.

Tom Eastep    \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
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