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Bridging support for USB/Wifi tethering [duplicate]

asked 2014-01-02 23:54:47 +0300

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updated 2014-01-02 23:55:12 +0300

As discussed here there's a USB tethering feature planned for Jolla.

I would suggest usage of ethernet bridging instead of NAT (or at least an option to switch to bridged mode). It will decrease the load on the device as there will be neither packet manipulation nor unnecessary services running (like DHCP server). It will also simplify eventual connectivity problems debugging leaving the responsibility for proper network configuration of the PC to the internet provider.

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There is very little extra load coming from NAT compared to bridging. And with NAT there is a small safety bonus. Also a dhcp server would only run when needed. Well there is nothing stopping you from doing it. I don't mind helping out to make it possible, but there are no real benefits that make it worth to implement the same functionality twice.

Philippe De Swert ( 2014-01-03 03:19:19 +0300 )edit

@Philippe De Swert I think I get your point. Nevertheless it would be nice to have the option for the advanced users available in the form of having kernel support in place and bridge-utils in repository (but that could be a community effort as well).

strnous ( 2014-01-03 08:36:09 +0300 )edit

@strnous: Bridging support is in the kernel. And I am almost sure nemo/mer repos have bridge utils. So most of the work should be done. If not feel free to submit bridge-utils to mer/nemo ;)

Philippe De Swert ( 2014-01-03 18:21:24 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-03 13:19:40 +0300

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updated 2014-01-03 13:20:37 +0300

I think this question is similar to :

and bluetooth question is here:

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This one suggests a particular technology which could be used in solution of all of the scenarios you reference. Therefore they are closely related but different.

strnous ( 2014-01-03 14:33:46 +0300 )edit

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