[Shorewall-newbies] Shorewall bridging

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Tue Mar 9 13:05:12 PST 2004


On Tuesday 09 March 2004 12:59 pm, Tom Eastep wrote:
> 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
> work.
>
> > 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.

It also means that if something doesn't work, I don't promise to fix it any 
time soon. In short, it means that you probably don't want to consider the 
Shorewall bridging code for production use.

-Tom
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