[ovs-discuss] Bridge pinging rules

Amer amer7777 at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 14 15:40:10 UTC 2015

Thank you Ben
The problem is the host need to have a gateway, however, if he can't ping the gateway, nothing will be forwarded.
However, how can I pass the ICMP packets to the IP stack?

Best regards,


>> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 02:29:07PM +0300, Amer wrote:
>> I have 4 VMs, 2 bridges and each one has a host.
>> My question is:
>> I need to configure a default gateway for the hosts, however when I added flow rules to the bridges, suddenly, I can't ping them from the hosts. I know this is due to the rules.
>> When the host can't ping the bridge, how I configure it to be the gateway.
>> I need to add a flow-rule to make the bridge respond to ping requests? What is the rule to do so?
> I don't think you can do that through flows.  It is probably better to
> configure the flows so that anything that needs an ICMP response is
> passed through to the IP stack.
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