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What is a Promiscuous mode and its significance in a Bridge Network? (Doc ID 1910017.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.1 and later
Oracle VM - Version 2.1.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
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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