Network Bridging Overview

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Time
21 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
21
Video Transcription
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>> Hello there Cybrarians and welcome back
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to the Linux plus course here at Cybrary.
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I'm your instructor Rob Goelz and in today's lesson,
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we're going to be discussing network bridging.
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Upon completion of this lesson,
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you'll be able to understand the use of
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the brctl command. Network bridging.
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A Linux system connected to
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two separate networks can be configured as a bridge.
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It's just a way to connect
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the separate networks together into one network.
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The command used to do this is the brctl command.
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Bridge CTL, bridge control, brctl command.
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Now the brctl command can create
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a bridge and you're going to want to
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do this in a few steps.
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The first thing that you need to do
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is add the bridge using
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brctl addbr, and then you give it a bridge name.
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Then from there you can add
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interfaces like the interfaces we saw in
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the previous lessons using brctl addif.
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Brctl addif, for example,
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amp0s3 like we saw previously.
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Now the bridge can be taken down just as easily.
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We can do a bridge delete.
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We say bridge delete interface,
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brctl delif and then the interface name and
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then once you've removed all the interfaces
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on either side of the bridge,
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you delete the bridge itself,
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brctl delbr, and the bridge name.
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If you want to show bridges on a Linux system,
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you use the brctl show command and if you
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want to get information about a very specific bridge,
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you type brctl showbr,
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and then provide the bridge name.
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We've reached the end of this lesson
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and in today's lesson,
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we covered network bridging and
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the use of the brctl command.
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Thank you so much and I look forward to
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seeing you in the next lesson.
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