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authorSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>2005-07-11 21:13:56 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2005-07-11 21:13:56 -0700
commit6a2e9b738cb5c929df73b6acabdd8f9a4e9a0416 (patch)
treec7cdf9033093b52e360ad04dc29739ca36a617a4 /net/bridge/Kconfig
parent[NET]: add a top-level Networking menu to *config (diff)
[NET]: move config options out to individual protocols
Move the protocol specific config options out to the specific protocols. With this change net/Kconfig now starts to become readable and serve as a good basis for further re-structuring. The menu structure is left almost intact, except that indention is fixed in most cases. Most visible are the INET changes where several "depends on INET" are replaced with a single ifdef INET / endif pair. Several new files were created to accomplish this change - they are small but serve the purpose that config options are now distributed out where they belongs. Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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+# 802.1d Ethernet Bridging
+config BRIDGE
+ tristate "802.1d Ethernet Bridging"
+ ---help---
+ If you say Y here, then your Linux box will be able to act as an
+ Ethernet bridge, which means that the different Ethernet segments it
+ is connected to will appear as one Ethernet to the participants.
+ Several such bridges can work together to create even larger
+ networks of Ethernets using the IEEE 802.1 spanning tree algorithm.
+ As this is a standard, Linux bridges will cooperate properly with
+ other third party bridge products.
+ In order to use the Ethernet bridge, you'll need the bridge
+ configuration tools; see <file:Documentation/networking/bridge.txt>
+ for location. Please read the Bridge mini-HOWTO for more
+ information.
+ If you enable iptables support along with the bridge support then you
+ turn your bridge into a bridging IP firewall.
+ iptables will then see the IP packets being bridged, so you need to
+ take this into account when setting up your firewall rules.
+ Enabling arptables support when bridging will let arptables see
+ bridged ARP traffic in the arptables FORWARD chain.
+ To compile this code as a module, choose M here: the module
+ will be called bridge.
+ If unsure, say N.