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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_NET_DIVERT:

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The Frame Diverter allows you to divert packets from the network, that are not aimed at the interface receiving it (in promisc. mode). Typically, a Linux box setup as an Ethernet bridge with the Frames Diverter on, can do some *really* transparent www caching using a Squid proxy for example.

This is very useful when you don't want to change your router's config (or if you simply don't have access to it).

The other possible usages of diverting Ethernet Frames are numberous: - reroute smtp traffic to another interface - traffic-shape certain network streams - transparently proxy smtp connections - etc...

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