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Is it possible to add bridging module to RH 9 w/o recompiling the kernel?

Posted on 2005-03-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi, i wish to know is it possible to add bridging module to Red Hat 9.0 kernel version 2.4.20-8 without recompiling the kernel?

Thanks for any help given.
Question by:light85
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I believe that the default kernels do not have the bridging functionality.  I expect you will have to rebuild the kernel.  To test, try running the command "brctrl addbr mybridge" - the mybridge is just a name.  If that doesn't work, try a "modprobe -v bridge".  If that succeeds, try the first again & you should have bridging functionality available.  Again: I expect not.
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(Maybe bridging has changed since the 2.2 kernels, so someone else will likely have a better answer.)
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wesly_chen earned 2000 total points
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   Here is the Howto for bridging in Linux:

   For RedHat 9, check the kernel bridging configuration first.
grep CONFIG_BRIDGE  /boot/config-`uname -r`

   If the bridging is not turn, then please follow the instruction
to recompile the kernel with



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