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Docker Networking: macvlan bridge

Docker takes a slightly different approach with its network drivers, confusing new users which are familiar with general terms used by other virtualization products. If you are looking for a way to bridge the container into a physical network, you have come to the right place. You can connect the container into a physical Layer 2 network by using macvlan…

Macvlan vs Ipvlan

I’ve covered macvlans in the Bridge vs Macvlan post. If you are new to macvlan concept, go ahead and read it first. Macvlan To recap:¬†Macvlan allows you to configure sub-interfaces (also termed slave devices) of a parent, physical Ethernet interface (also termed upper device), each with its own unique MAC address, and consequently its own IP address. Applications, VMs and…

Bridge vs Macvlan

Bridge A bridge is a Layer 2 device that connects two Layer 2 (i.e. Ethernet) segments together. Frames between the two segments are forwarded based on the Layer 2 addresses (i.e. MAC addresses). Although the two words are still often used in different contexts, a bridge is effectively a switch and all the confusion started 20+ years ago for marketing…