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Re: RFC: Redirect-Device

To: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RFC: Redirect-Device
From: Pekka Savola <pekkas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 08:03:39 +0300 (EEST)
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On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Ben Greear wrote:
I created a new virtual ethernet device that solves a problem
I faced.  I thought I'd see if anyone else sees a use for this,
and if so, I'll work to polish the patch so that it can be
accepted into the kernel.

Unless I'm misunderstanding..

You seem to have pretty much duplicated the work by Lennert (see thread "[PATCH][RFC] etherip: Ethernet-in-IPv4 tunneling" from January).

That particular thread seemed to conclude that instead of creating something new, you can just use GRE tunneling to bridge Ethernet, and it works in a multi-vendor environment as well.

Is there something in your problem statement I'm missing?

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