[ovs-discuss] Bridge pinging rules

Amer amer7777 at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 14 16:11:42 UTC 2015

Do you want me to give one of the Ethernet interfaces an IP address= the bridge IP, without assigning this interface to the bridge.

Best regards,

 م، كتب ‏Ben Pfaff ‏<blp at nicira.com>:‬
Well, like you said, without flows, ping works.  So pass through the
> ICMP traffic to the gateway to the IP stack (presumably the bridge's
> local port) and let it do the ICMP responses.
>> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 06:40:10PM +0300, Amer wrote:
>> 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,
>> Amer
>> ‏:‬
>>>> 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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