I have been experimenting further…
After several tests (ping, arp table check, etc…) I have found that the bridge which is created is assigned a MAC adress which is the MAC of one of the NICs which are part of the bridge (in general ETH00 in my case)
The subnet which is not connected to this NIC doesn’t work after the creation, or at least, it seems that the ethernet layer (and consequently the IP and upper layers too) doesn’t work properly in both direction thru the bridge.
I haven’t been able to determine if this behavior depends on VMware or not…
I have tried to set up manually the arp tables on each subnet… Nothing works.
Don’t hesitate to comment.
Even comments like:
“I’ve set up a bridge between two virtual interfaces bridged (VMware meaning) to 2 physical adapters without problem. I don’t understand why you can’t make it work, it is so simple. You must be stupid.”
as unpleasant as they might sound would be useful to me 🙂
Thanks a lot.