Is it possible to move a port from one bridge to another? [closed]

asked 2014-10-19 14:20:47 -0600

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updated 2014-10-19 14:22:53 -0600


I'm having some trouble with my networking. I have the public network and a couple of tenant networks as well. I'm trying to implement some firewalling without FWaaS or security groups. I want a firewall appliance to do it all. So I'm firing up an instance of my firewall/router with one interface on the public and one on the first tenant network. I can set the interfaces and ping other devices. The problem is that I cannot ping anything on my public network as it doesn't know how to talk to it. Looking at my compute/network node I can see with "ip link show" that my public-facing interface is a tap device with a master of another port on the integration bridge. That port, on br-int, has no way to talk to the outside world since it doesn't link to anything on the br-ex bridge. How can I accomplish this? I know I could easily use an OpenStack router and set the gateway. This is not what I'm looking for. I want to use a different firewall/router solution. If I could somehow do "ovs-vsctl move-port port from_bridge to_bridge" that would be great. Any ideas? Thank you!

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answered 2014-10-21 00:14:43 -0600

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There is no 'ovs-vsctl move' command. You'll have to do delete followed by add. i.e. 'ovs-vsctl del-port from_bridge port' followed by 'ovs-vsctl add-port to_bridge port'.

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