Bridge mode and router mode

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Mar 26th, 2007
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I want to understand the basic operation, difference and advantages of both Bridge Mode and Router mode?

i also want to know in which case i should go for Bridge mode and Router mode?



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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Tue, 03/27/2007 - 02:15
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It realy depends on your requirements.

Mainly bridge mode is used for multicast support, Multiple DMZs + FWSM, server initiated connections or for seemless migration from previously installed "bridged load balancing environment".

Some of the differences are

In bridge mode you do not need additional config for "Direct server access" / "Server Initiated connections"

Broadcasts are dropped in routed mode whereas they are bridged in bridge mode.

LB functionality is same in both modes.

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed


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