Subject: Re: Moving ethfoo in the main tree
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 12/14/2004 16:11:02
In article <5F935DB2-4DE5-11D9-8566-000A957650EC@shagadelic.org>,
Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Dec 13, 2004, at 6:58 AM, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> I was also thinking about adding a link2 flag to tun(4) to turn on
>> emulation. I don't know how this would play with the ethernet layer.
>> I think an ethernet device needs to be registered here at creation
>> and can't be attached/detached from the ethernet layer at a later time.
>> But I didn't look deeply at this.
>How about using ifmedia to determine the link type to emulate in tun?
Yes, that would be best.
>I think it's silly to have tun and ethfoo in the tree... and I think
>ethfoo is a bad name for something that's not merely an example.
I agree, and I would like to see tun enhanced to encapsulate ethfoo
(tap) functionality. Can someone summarize the options, their
advantages/disadvantages, and which OS does what so that we can
decide what to do?