On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 00:15, Ben Greear wrote:
> I am considering writing a kernel module to provide a very
> simple virtual interface. This interface would be attached
> to another interface, and would not be directly associated with
> hardware. It can have IP addresses & routing tables, and in
> almost every way appear to be a regular ethernet interface.
> The idea is that when you tx on this virtual interface, it
> will cause a packet to be received on another interface. And,
> when a packet is received on the interface, it will tx on the
> other interface.
In other words, it redirects to another device - I take it based on some
rules. Sounds to me like the mirred action already does this (and in
addition can mirror).
> I believe I can use this to create some interesting effects with
> routing and bridging on a limitted number of physical interfaces.
What "interesting effects" ?