[plug] Bridging Interfaces in Ubuntu [SOLVED]

Leon Wright techman83 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 08:39:29 WST 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM, Leon Wright <techman83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> At this point in time, I'm fairly convinced it's a VMware issue. I
> have a similar setup at home (ESXi 5, quad port nic etc) and booting
> my server from a linux live stick, works perfectly. VM inside of esxi,
> no go.
> Thinking about it though, in part I'm not surprised. I don't know how
> the virtual networking works under the hood of vmware, but a bridge
> takes the MAC of one of the interfaces according to ifconfig, and
> coincidentally that's the interface that works.
> We actually are fully licensed on our clusters, and VMware's support
> is excellent, so it might be time to raise a support case.
> Leon

Bah, it was a case of the Fridays. Two minutes on google this morning
and I'd figured it out. Security setting in VMware.


Not using OpenVPN in this instance, however same steps apply. The
security wasn't allowing the card to go into promiscuous mode.


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