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Re: [Qemu-devel] A QEMU net driver for OpenVPN's Tap-Win32 driver

From: Mike Tremoulet
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] A QEMU net driver for OpenVPN's Tap-Win32 driver
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 11:59:22 -0500

John --

I had looked into this only very slightly.  My thoughts were to use
libpcap/libnet to essentially be a generic network adapter that could
take over any network device, with the goal of using that to
read/write from a TAP driver.  I'm not sure how the libpcap vs.
winpcap API lines up, and I think (not 100% sure) that winpcap can
write to the device as well, but that was the idea.  A command line
switch could specify which network device to control, so I could
concievably run multiple QEMUs with multiple TAP devices.

I spent a week hunting down the networking code in QEMU (hey, I
haven't done *that* much C programming lately) and then, well, life
got busy.  I'd love to see this added, though, as it seems much more
stable than the SLIRP in place today.

-- Mike

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 20:47:32 -0500, John Poplett
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> Hi, all
> I'm looking at what it would take to create a QEMU net driver to interface
> with OpenVN's Tap-Win32 driver. So far it looks fairly straightforward to
> do. colinux interfaces to Tap-Win32 already. Has anyone else looked into
> this?
> John
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