Subject: Re: Tap(4) interface in NetBSD?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Young <email@example.com>
Date: 04/27/2003 20:34:13
On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 08:15:58PM +0300, Antti Kantee wrote:
> > 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.
> You get the complete ethernet frame including headers out of it whereas
> tun operates higher above. I remember I once needed this for something
> and started porting tap from FreeBSD, but since it seems like I never
> finished the job, I guess I found another way to do what I wanted.
Hmm. This should not be an extention to tun?
It sure would be nice if tun supported AF_INET6 and AF_LINK w/ a few
DLTs.... I think that it would useful for education, for tunneling
(as someone already mentioned), and for implementing certain routing
protocols (AODV for IPv6 comes to mind).
David Young OJC Technologies
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