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Network bridging describes the action taken by network equipment to allow two or more communication networks, or two or more network segments, to create an aggregate network. Bridging is distinct from routing which allows the networks to communicate independently as separate networks. A network bridge is a network device that connects more than one network segment. In the OSI model bridging acts in the first two layers, below the network layer.

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How do layer-2 devices (bridges/switches) join a multicast MAC address?

I was going through the IEEE 802.1Q (2018) standard on my own. The standard speaks about group addresses, and how these group addresses are learned by transit bridges, which is all fine. But how do ...
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How do I bridge a Cisco 860VAE-W from VDSL to Ethernet?

I've got a Cisco 860VAE-W which I'm trying to bridge. I picked it up because I was interested in learning a bit about an IOS device – I'm coming at this pretty raw. >show inventory NAME: "C867VAE-...
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Can a Bridge forward frames with the destination as broadcast/multicast

I have a question regarding multicast and broadcast frames on a network bridge. Will the bridge forward these frames from one network segment to another network segment ?