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(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:45)
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A funny thing happened the other day
I've just been trying to bridge two network interfaces on one of our storage machines. I made sure the right modules were loaded, changed /etc/conf.d/net so that bridge_br0 included the right interface names, but whenever I brought the interface up and started dhcpcd, all I got was a UDP storm, which made our Cisco router light up like a Christmas tree.

Imagine my embarrassment when I realised I'd forgotten to enable the spanning tree protocol! I added "stp on" to brctl_br0 and everything was fine.

True story
(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 15:05, 10 replies)
You must've felt a right plonker.

*wipes away tear*
(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 15:21, closed)
**sprays tea everywhere**
**demands new monitor**
(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 15:43, closed)
schoolboy error!

(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 15:52, closed)
Stop. Stop. WTF are you talking about *explodes*
(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 17:09, closed)
You should enable storm suppression on the Cisco if it supports it - save other VLANs being disrupted. If it doesn't, some Class-of-Service policers can help.
(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 20:28, closed)

(, Fri 25 Sep 2009, 11:56, closed)
He He, a common error.....
.....and one I have personally fallen afoul of many times! The only time I ever managed to make it worse was the time, halfway through reconfiguring the NIC, I murdered a Lebanese child prostitute and danced around with her organs draped over my head.

Did I feel a fool when I noticed the packet configuration settings later that day!
(, Fri 25 Sep 2009, 14:19, closed)
Well Done!
You made my eyes not only glaze over, but go slightly crossed.
(, Fri 25 Sep 2009, 17:05, closed)
Oh, man, you don't even want to know how much of my mate's network went offline a few months back after he messed that up.

(, Sat 26 Sep 2009, 13:57, closed)
a waste of time.

I want the 1 minute of my life you stole back. Right now.
(, Wed 30 Sep 2009, 9:24, closed)

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