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Re: [Qemu-devel] tun interface

From: Renzo Davoli
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] tun interface
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 08:43:40 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

Both actions (change tuntap permissions) and sudo permission for
ifconfig are deprecated for security.

If you are running qemu on your own computer this can be a minor
problem, although can be a hint in case of intrusion.
The Unix family have had minor problems (I'd say no problems) with
viruses & Co. for the clear multiuser approach and 
policy of access permission.

Anyway if you plan to run qemu in public places (e.g. a University lab)
tuntap permissions and sudo cannot be changed, if you do not like


P.S. vde was designed also for this problem. NB it is not an

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