What is a Promiscuous mode and its significance in a Bridge Network?

(Doc ID 1910017.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 14, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.1 to Oracle Linux 6.5 [Release OL5U1 to OL6U5]
Oracle VM - Version 2.1.1 to 3.3.1 [Release OVM211 to OVM33]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


To explore on promiscuous mode and to analzye its significance in a Bridge network.

1) How to manually set the Promiscuous mode?
2) How to identify if Device is set for Promiscuous mode?
3) In Bridge network following shows: "device eth1 entered promiscuous mode" Is this bad or good? Will this affect working of "bridge"?


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