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Why would an OVS bridge not forward ARP

Bridge "br-eth0" Port "br-eth0" Interface "br-eth0" type: internal Port "eth0" Interface "eth0" Port "phy-br-eth0" Interface "phy-br-eth0" Bridge br-int Port "tap55d1e5e8-ab" tag: 1 Interface "tap55d1e5e8-ab" type: internal Port "qr-4b50a17d-3c" tag: 1 Interface "qr-4b50a17d-3c" type: internal Port "int-br-eth0" Interface "int-br-eth0" Port "tape8d6e0a5-52" tag: 1 Interface "tape8d6e0a5-52" Port "tap6176588e-48" tag: 1 Interface "tap6176588e-48" Port br-int Interface br-int type: internal

I can see ARP packets sent from int-br-eth0 to phy-br-eth0 but not to upstream eth0.

So we cannot ping from one VM (or DHCP NetNS) on one machine to another VM on another machine.

I see the ping triggering ARPs. The Tx counter of int-br-eth0 and Rx counter of phy-br-eth0 were also corelated with ping.