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is it possible to assign multiple VIDs to the same port using brctl and vconfig?
Suppose you have a linux box with three ethernet interfaces (eth0, eth1, eth2). I want to configure eth0 in trunking mode with VID 10,20,30 and put eth1 on VLAN 20 and eth2 on VLAN 30. This is achievable with the following commands:
Ok. But, how can I practically achieve that with vconfig and brctl? I have different solutions in my mind, but all of them imply that one interface should belong to two bridges, and I know that this is not possible.
For example, I could create a third VLAN virtual interface on eth0:
vconfig add eth0 10
and a new bridge to handle that VLAN
brctl addbr br10
brctl addif br10 eth0.10
But I can't add eth1 or eth2 to br10 because they already belong to another bridge.
I think that the way to handle VLANs in a linux box with multiple interfaces is to create one bridge for each VLAN you want to manage (e.g. br10, br20..)and then add to each bridge the interfaces you want to be on that VLAN. Maybe my hypothesis is wrong.
But I have another question. Suppose to have one interface belonging to two different VLANs. How untagged packets that enter to that interface are handled? Toward which VLAN are they forwarded?