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[Xen-users] xen networking on Debian with 2 nics

Hello all,
Please can someone offer a suggestion, or if I have misunderstood something vital, point me in the right direction for what I wish to achieve. I installed Debian 3.1, installed Xen and all relevant packages using aptitude (I had to use an unstable repository). The box has 2 nics, one connected to my internal network and one connected to my adsl router as I intend to use this box to host my firewall, vpn and web server Linux boxes as virtual machines.
Dom0's /etc/network/interfaces:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet manual
      up ifconfig $IFACE up
      up ip link set $IFACE promisc on
      down ip link set $IFACE promisc off
      down ifconfig $IFACE down
So I need 2 bridges (so I can get my vpn & firewall machines to allow the right traffic in/out of our network).
So I run
/etc/xen/scripts/network start bridge=xen-br1 netdev=eth1 antispoof=no

When I run tcpdump on each of the bridge interfaces I see the expected traffic for that interface.

Set up a VM with 2 nics with the following config file:
kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6-xenU-tun"
memory = 64
name = "vpn"
root = "/dev/hda1 ro"
disk = [ 'phy:/dev/vg00/vpn,hda1,w', 'phy:/dev/vg00/vpnswap,hda2,w' ]
vif = [ 'mac=AA:00:00:07:C5:2C', 'bridge=xen-br0', 'mac=AA:00:00:07:C5:2D', 'bridge=xen-br1' ]
I start the VM up and ipconfig in the VM shows
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr AA:00:00:07:C5:2C
         inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
         RX packets:858 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:76754 (74.9 KiB)  TX bytes:158 (158.0 b)

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr AA:00:00:01:D2:48
         inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
         RX packets:861 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:76912 (75.1 KiB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
         inet addr:  Mask:
         UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
         RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
         RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Which shows a different mac address to the one I am expecting for eth1 as per the config file!! Is this the root of my problem?

So "brctl show" in Dom0 shows:
bridge name     bridge id               STP enabled     interfaces
xen-br0         8000.0008a1349cdc       no              eth0
xen-br1         8000.0008a1349c9f       no              eth1
Which I think is ok! Can anyone confirm?

When in the VM I do a tcpdump on each of the 2 nics I see the same traffic as if both interfaces are bridged with eth0 in Dom0, this is not what I want. I have attempted reinstalling Dom0 from scratch twice and have tried building xen-testing from source but I get the same outcome. At this point I am willing to try almost anything (with the exception of running out and buying more hardware.) I attempted to look for relevant posts to this mailing list, but unfortunately I haven't found anything that appears relevant to my problem. If I have missed stuff please don t flame :)
Any help would be most appreciated.



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