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Re: About bridges

> I then thought that a solution would be to put the IP address on some
> pseudo-device also attached to the bridge, but could not find
> something suitable.

Perhaps some way to configure a tap device so that it works for these
purposes, acting as though there's always a userland program talking to
it even if there isn't?  I have a hazy memory that I once changed tap
to do that, but can't find evidence of it now; I am probably conflating
two memories.

I haven't tried it - no convenient way to right now - but perhaps just
a "sleep 999999 <> /dev/tap$N &" would be enough to keep tap$N happy?


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