[MLB-WIRELESS] Bridging Wired to Wireless Networks

Ryan Abbenhuys sneeze at alphalink.com.au
Mon Oct 14 17:52:43 EST 2002

Ok geeks, want to bridge your wired network to your wireless.

This could do the trick.

..."parprouted is a daemon for transparent IP (Layer 3) proxy ARP bridging.
Unlike standard bridging, proxy ARP bridging allows to bridge Ethernet
networks behind wireless nodes. Normal Layer 2 bridging does not work
between 802.11 wireless nodes because wireless does not know about MAC
addresses used in the wired Ethernet networks. parprouted makes automatic
transparent proxy ARP bridging possible by adding direct /32 routes to hosts
learned by ARP via appropriate interface. This way, the Linux kernel knows
where to route the proxy ARPed packet once it receives it."


      Ryan Abbenhuys

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