Subject: Re: Tap(4) interface in NetBSD?
To: Brian Buhrow <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/28/2003 21:13:59
On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 11:37:55AM -0700, Brian Buhrow wrote:
> Hello Manuel. I'm willing to consider adding this functionality to
> the if_tun driver, but I have a number of questions which I'd like
> to ask and which I'd like some feedback on before I dive too deep.
> 1. I think it would be good to provide interoperability with the FreeBSD
> implementation of the tap(4) driver, What this means is that we need to
> provide a /dev/tapX device as well as a /dev/tunX device. Should that be
> done by selecting a range of minor device numbers for the tapX interface?
If we want to do this, it's probably the way to go.
> 2. Can I use the cloning feature with ethernet type devices? It strikes
> me that cloned network devices want to attach at the IP layer rather than
> the ethernet layer. Is this just lack of understanding on my part?
It works with ethernet. See the vlan device for example
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference