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Add the possibility to passthrough LLDP, LACP, etc.
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Description

Linux bridge filters some kinds of packets and in some cases will be helpful to add the possibility of passthrough these packets.
Informational link https://interestingtraffic.nl/2017/11/21/an-oddly-specific-post-about-group_fwd_mask/
patch with support extended bitmap https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bridge/2015-March/009525.html
iproute2 allow defining this on bridge creation and also possible to define this via sysfs

echo 65535 > /sys/class/net/br0/bridge/group_fwd_mask

Proposed CLI command:

set interfaces bridge br1 bitmap 65535

Details

Difficulty level
Unknown (require assessment)
Version
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Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)
Issue type
Feature (new functionality)

Event Timeline

bitmap is too nerdy, just use a multinode withe the mentioned capabilities in human readable form.

smp-affinity uses a bitmask - non programmers won‘t understand it either.

Or even use the mac address with the mentioned explanation.

erkin set Issue type to Feature (new functionality).Aug 29 2021, 1:20 PM
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