y server has five Ethernet ports and one ADSL port. How do I setup IPv4 software bridge using Debian Linux operating systems so that the rest of five ports act as a network switch?
How do I display a list of bridges under Linux? How do I show info about the Ethernet bridge configuration in the Linux kernel?
With bridged networking you can share actual network device with KVM machines. This is required for servers with multiple network cards and gives you good performance. You can choose to put multiple segments into one bridged network or to divide it into different networks interconnected by routers.