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Re: [Qemu-devel] pcap-based networking?

From: Mike Tremoulet
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] pcap-based networking?
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 12:19:27 -0500

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 10:15:21 -0700, John R. Hogerhuis <address@hidden> wrote:
> Just to clarify, TUN/TAP and user mode serve different ends.
> User mode is zero-configuration, and does not require administrative
> rights to set it up. The slirp code code be improved in many ways, and
> the strategy has inherenent limitations, but as I said it has clear
> advantages.
> Any alternative for the slirp solution would have to meet the
> zero-config, no admin rights test.
> TUN/TAP is just a packet forwarding/tunnel solution, just like what you
> are describing. It is harder to set up than user mode networking, you
> need admin rights, but it is faster and certainly more flexible than
> user mode. It seems to me you are describing an alternative to TUN/TAP
> not user mode networing.

True.  That's a better way to say it - can I have a TUN/TAP
alternative that runs on Windows?  It wouldn't be zero-config, but the
config could be minimal - install a TAP adapter, enable Internet
Connection Sharing, and point QEMU at the TAP interface.

Thanks for the clarification,
-- Mike

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