Fast Path Ethernet Bridge provides Ethernet bridging in the fast path.
- Controls whether or not traffic may be sent back from the port on which it was received.
- Controls whether or not a given port will learn MAC addresses from received traffic.
- Controls whether or not a given port will flood unicast traffic for which there is no FDB entry.
Bridge synchronization is a kernel patch (upstream 3.0).
Promiscuity status synchronization (for bridge ports) is a kernel patch (upstream 3.13). Without this patch, user has to manually set the bridge ports in promiscuous mode.
Bridge FDB synchonization is a kernel patch (upstream 3.0).
Synchronization of permanent FDB entries is a kernel patch (upstream 3.3).