How a linux bridge works

Linux bridge is a layer 2 virtual device that on its own cannot receive or transmit anything unless you bind one or more real devices to it. source.

As Anatomy of a Linux bridge puts it, bridge mainly consists of four major components:

Set of network ports (or interfaces): used to forward traffic between end switches to other hosts in the network.
A control plane: used to run Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) that calculates minimum spanning tree, preventing loops from crashing the network.
A forwarding plane: used to process incoming input frames from the ports, forward them to the network port by making a forwarding decision based on the MAC learning database.
MAC learning database: used to keep track of the host locations in the LAN.
For each unicast mac address, bridge maintains a mac learning database to decide which ports to forward based on MAC addresses, and if it can’t find an

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Chrome 59 stable released

Chrome 59.0.3071.86 contains a number of fixes and improvements — a list of changes is available in the log.  Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 59.

Chrome Settings has updated to Material Design with a slick new look with the same ease of use and functionality. Check it out!

Security Fixes and Rewards

Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.

This update includes 30 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chrome Security Page for more information.

[$7500][722756] High CVE-2017-5070: Type confusion in V8. Reported by Zhao Qixun(@S0rryMybad) of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team on 2017-05-16

[$3000][715582] High CVE-2017-5071: Out

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How to watch any movie or TV show on Kodi

Kodi has really hit it big in the past couple of years. While the home theater software is great for playing local content, its rise in popularity is largely down to Kodi’s support for third-party add-ons that make it possible to stream any audio and video, including the latest blockbuster movies and TV shows. The process for installing third-party add-ons varies depending on the add-on, but assuming you’re running Kodi 17 Krypton (or later), we’ll show you the easiest way to install all of the most popular ones. SEE ALSO: Kodi 18 ‘Leia’ 64-bit for Windows is here, but some… [Continue Reading]

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Nginx with libmodsecurity and OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you how to compile the latest version of Nginx with libmodsecurity (Modsecurity 3.x) NOT to be confused with Modsecurity 2.9. We will also be integrating the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS).

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