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Date:   Mon, 13 Apr 2020 01:50:34 +0200
        Stephen Hemminger <>,
        Bastien Roucariès <>
Subject: [PATCH 2/6] Improve hairpin mode description

From: Bastien Roucariès <>

Mention VEPA and reflective relay.

Signed-off-by: Bastien Roucariès <>
 man/man8/bridge.8 | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/man/man8/bridge.8 b/man/man8/bridge.8
index ff6f6f37..584324b5 100644
--- a/man/man8/bridge.8
+++ b/man/man8/bridge.8
@@ -332,7 +332,9 @@ cause the port to stop processing STP BPDUs.
 .BR "hairpin on " or " hairpin off "
 Controls whether traffic may be send back out of the port on which it was
-received. By default, this flag is turned off and the bridge will not forward
+received. This option is also called reflective relay mode, and is used to support
+basic VEPA (Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator) capabilities.
+By default, this flag is turned off and the bridge will not forward
 traffic back out of the receiving port.

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