Subject: Re: Tap(4) interface in NetBSD?
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/27/2003 13:08:35
>> > 	Hello folks.  I'm wondering if there is an equivalent of FreeBSD's
>> > tap(4) device in NetBSD?   the tap(4) pseudo-device allows a user program
>> > to pretend to be an ethernet interface to the system.
>> Not in the tree, but look at if_hub for the vmnet module, used in the
>> VMware pkg. I derived it from if_tun, it has similar functionality.
>Maybe it would be a good idea to include this functionality in if_tun ?

i'm not trying to be a stick in the mud, but what's the advantage of
/dev/tap over /dev/tun?  i don't get it.

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