Hello! I'm trying to set up an "internal" bridge on a Xen host (xen
3.2, ubuntu server 8.04 as a host). I am trying to get domU A
communicate with domU B, with no success.
First I followed the instructions in the XenNetworking page on the
wiki to get another bridge with no physical interface connected. I
created a file called /etc/xen/scripts/network-custom:
"$dir/network-bridge" "$@" vifnum=0
"$dir/network-bridge" "$@" vifnum=1 bridge=dmz netdev=dummy0
After a reboot, this bridge comes up fine, and the output from "brctl
show" looks like the default bridge that the network-bridge script
creates. I have now a pdummy0 interface configured as well, belonging
to the bridge, but that is of course expected.
After this I create two guests: domU_A and domU_B. They are both on
the same network, 10.19.0.0/24, with IP number 10.19.0.2 and 10.19.0.3
respectively. They just have one virtual network interface each, and I
added "bridge=dmz" to them, so they will connect to the dmz bridge.
After I start up both guests, I can see from "brctl show" that their
vif1.0 and vif2.0 have been attached to the dmz bridge, and inside,
the network interface has been configured correctly if I look at them
Here is where I fail. They can not access each other through the
network, not with ping, nor with anything else.
Using netcat gives me some slightly helpful message:
domU_B:~# echo hello | nc 10.19.0.2 9999
(UNKNOWN) [10.19.0.2] 9999 (?) : No route to host
The output from "route" shows (sorry if the columns are not aligned correctly):
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
10.19.0.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
I don't have a default gateway, but well, there *is* no gateway, there
are just two clients.
The "ethtool -K eth0 tx off" trick doesn't make any difference.
What's sad here is that networking within the default xen bridge works
great, with exactly the same method of creating and I have never had
any problems with that. As a matter of fact, keeping the exact same
config, but changing the bridge to the default bridge, makes it
possible to communicate between the guests. But now I would like to
add another bridge, as I would like to learn a little more about
Help! What did I miss? How can I find out where the problem is?
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