Subject: Re: New gre interface
To: Heiko W.Rupp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/1998 12:03:33
>Basically GRE allows to tunnel not only IP over IP, but also provides
>for other protocols like Appletalk etc. Cisco routers do their multicast
>tunnels over GRE (1). The hope is, that with GRE encapsulation, a method
>is found to encapsulate all other protocols with one mechanism and reduce
>the need for own tunneling in ip_mroute etc.
so...(feeling a little foolish) does this accomplish anything that
couldn't be done using tun0 and a suitable userspace daemon?
what's the difference?
hypothetical aside: would i better off using tun0 or gre0 to implement
pptp for netbsd? not that i'm that crazy, but maybe...
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