Subject: Re: bpf write() to local host
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/21/2003 18:30:19
On Tue 21 Jan 2003 at 12:07:31 -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> There was, once, a few years back, a job for which I considered doing a
> virtual Ethernet interface - a set of pseudo-interfaces which looked
> just like network drivers, except that instead of talking to hardware,
> they talked to other instances of the driver, like multiple interfaces
> on the same medium.  (It was for a somewhat similar application:
> software that expected to talk to an Ethernet interface running on a
> host that didn't really have a spare Ethernet for it to talk to.)

VMWare has a vmnet interface, which is very similar. Didn't we make a
NetBSD version of it? Its source should be in the
emulators/vmware-module package, but I have no tome to fetch and examine
it right now.

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