Source-route bridging with IPSEC

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Apr 25th, 2007

Is it possible to bridge 2 routers together so that both LAN's are on the same subnet and then encrypt the traffic between the two routers across the WAn segment transparently via IPSEC?

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Richard Burts Thu, 04/26/2007 - 08:05


If we knew a bit more about your environment and about your requirements then we might be able to give better answers. Bridging and source route bridging are operations at layer 2 and since IPSec is to transport layer 3 IP packets it is not possible to do native source route bridging and transport it in IPSec. If you were to configure DLSW between the routers which carries the source route bridging between the routers in IP packets then it should be possible to transport the DLSW using IPSec.




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