6.5. Ethernet Bridge Configuration Using iproute

The iproute package can be used as an alternative to the bridge-utils. It allows to set bridge port options such as priority, cost or state.
To set port options for an interface eth0 enslaved in a bridge device, using the ip utility, issue the following command as root:
~]# ip link set eth0 type bridge_slave option
To select the available options, using the ip utility, issue the following command as root:
~]# ip link help bridge_slave
      Usage: ... bridge_slave [ state STATE ] [ priority PRIO ] [cost COST ]
                          [ guard {on | off} ]
                          [ hairpin {on | off} ]
                          [ fastleave {on | off} ]
                          [ root_block {on | off} ]
                          [ learning {on | off} ]
                          [ flood {on | off} ]
For more details on the port options, see the ip-link(8) man page.