Subject: Re: [ Re: Moving ethfoo in the main tree]
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/13/2004 21:07:43
On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 12:34:47PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Hm.  That's not quite what's wanted, in a lot of applications.  The
> VMware virtual ethernet device, for example, acts like a hub or
> switch -- it puts all the endpoints on the _same_ virtual segment.
> I suppose it would be possible to do something similar by combining
> tap with bridge, but that's a bit messy.

Yes, and, to me, it looks much better to do it via bridge, because this way
we have a complete control over the topology of the virtual network.
We could have 2 virtual ethernet segments, with a (virtual) router between,
for example.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference