Subject: Re: Tap(4) interface in NetBSD?
To: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/27/2003 19:17:37
On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 01:08:35PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
> >> > 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.
If I understood it properly, it emulates an ethenet device, which
can allows such things as bridging 2 ethernets over a tunnel.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference