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Re: af_packet bug?

To: Lars Brinkhoff <lars.spam@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: af_packet bug?
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 16:44:11 +0100
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> The emulated machine communicates with other network hosts by sending
> ethernet packets using af_packet.  But since this doesn't work for
> talking to the host machine the emulator is running on, the emulator
> must strip off the ethernet header and send those packets to the
> loopback device.  Does that sound like a plausible solution?

The tun and/or ethertap devices have been exactly designed to make such
things possible.


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