Pekka Savola wrote:
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?
That would be similar to what I'm doing, but I'm not really trying
to tunnel anything. I am trying to duplicate the behaviour of two
ethernet interfaces connected by an external cross-over cable, and I'm
trying to duplicate it at the network-device interface level so that
common tools (and my own tools) can treat these virtual interfaces
just like ethernet interfaces.
I think I may be the only one that needs such a thing, and since I'm
reluctant to remove the /proc interface, I don't think this will be
going into the official kernel soon. If anyone does end up wanting
this later, I can email them my consolidated patch....
Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com