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I tried to get macsec to work on layer2, tried adding macsec interface to bridge and this is the output:

set interfaces macsec macsec1 address ‘’
set interfaces macsec macsec1 security cipher ‘gcm-aes-128’
set interfaces macsec macsec1 security encrypt
set interfaces macsec macsec1 security mka cak ‘232e44b7fda6f8e2d88a07bf78a7aff4’
set interfaces macsec macsec1 security mka ckn ‘40916f4b23e3d548ad27eedd2d10c6f98c2d21684699647d63d41b500dfe8836’
set interfaces macsec macsec1 source-interface ‘eth1’
set interfaces bridge br0 member interface eth1

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[ interfaces bridge br0 ]
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Report Time: 2020-08-10 14:18:45
Image Version: VyOS 1.3-rolling-202008100118
Release Train: equuleus

Built by: [email protected]
Built on: Mon 10 Aug 2020 01:18 UTC
Build UUID: d83021b4-7620-4a8f-9166-f466497ae3dc
Build Commit ID: 9e92985ad38423

Architecture: x86_64
Boot via: installed image
System type: VMware guest

Hardware vendor: VMware, Inc.
Hardware model: VMware Virtual Platform
Hardware S/N: VMware-56 4d 90 d1 ae cf ed 67-55 1c c0 73 dc d6 85 16
Hardware UUID: d1904d56-cfae-67ed-551c-c073dcd68516

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “/usr/libexec/vyos/conf_mode/”, line 136, in
File “/usr/libexec/vyos/conf_mode/”, line 127, in apply
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/vyos/ifconfig/”, line 245, in update
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/vyos/ifconfig/”, line 180, in add_port
return self.set_interface(‘add_port’, interface)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/vyos/ifconfig/”, line 184, in set_interface
return self._set_command(self.config, name, value)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/vyos/ifconfig/”, line 109, in _set_command
return self._command_set[name].get(‘format’, lambda _: _)(self._cmd(cmd))
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/vyos/ifconfig/”, line 51, in _cmd
return cmd(command, self.debug)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/vyos/”, line 179, in cmd
raise OSError(code, feedback)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] failed to run command: ip link set dev eth1 master br0
exit code: 2

cmd ‘ip link set dev eth1 master br0’
returned (out):

returned (err):
RTNETLINK answers: Device or resource busy

[[interfaces bridge br0]] failed
Commit failed
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Difficulty level
Unknown (require assessment)
VyOS 1.3-rolling-202008100118
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)

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rob created this object in space S1 VyOS Public.

The problem is that interface eth1 is exclusivly added to macsec1 as its lower interface. Thus you can not add it as a bridge member to br0.

The error message/Exception should not happen, a proper error message should be printed. You can - of course- use macsec1 as your bridge member port.