Linux Distributed Switch Architecture with Local Option82 ISC DHCP server/DHCP relay

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Tue Nov 10 15:03:58 UTC 2020

I wrote:

> Performance wise it would be best to use the hardware bridge as a single interface IFF you can access port status and attached devices list/port (MAC-Port mappings).

Thinking a bit more about this, the switch (bridge) ship can't be completely "dumb". There's obviously a way to configure VLANs on it, so it would be worth investing a bit of effort to find out if that same interface also supports reading port status and forwarding tables - it could remove the need to run a software bridge altogether.


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