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Re: Is tun(4) a cloning device?

On Fri 25 Dec 2015 at 17:26:04 +0000, Robert Swindells wrote:
> Why not use tap(4) ?

Yes, I use that too as an option. That's why I like tun and tap to be as
similar as possible (barring their fundamental differences of course).
If both can just open  /dev/xxx that is nicer than one use case just
opening /dev/tap and the other needing to probe /dev/tun0, tun1, etc.

> I have used it in emulators for machines of the same vintage and it works
> well.

Indeed it does. Especially when bridged to another, real, interface.

> Robert Swindells
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