[PATCH] net: Add etun driver
kaber at trash.net
Mon Apr 9 13:11:29 PDT 2007
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> The core mechanism for network configuration does not support creating
> virtual devices in a extensible reusable way.
> In particular the tunnel types supported by iproute2 are hard coded
> into the user space tool and into the kernel interface. The interface
> seems to be not the least bit extensible for creating new types of
> non hardware backed network devices.
Yes, it sucks.
> So I don't see a readily usable mechanism for network configuration in
Thats why I suggested that we should create one, ideally before adding
more sysfs/proc/ioctl/... based interfaces, which we'll have a hard time
getting rid of again.
I could take care of this if you don't mind waiting until 2.6.23.
> The fact that netlink it uses unreliable packets and an
> asynchronous interface just adds to the difficulty in making use of
Its reliable on the userspace->kernel path as long as you don't use
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