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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] net: add raw backend

From: Jamie Lokier
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] net: add raw backend
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 17:21:15 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Or Gerlitz wrote:
> Add raw network backend option which uses a packet socket to provide
> raw networking access. Once the socket is opened its bouned to a
> provided host interface, such that packets received on the interface
> are delivered to the VM and packets sent by the VM are sent to the
> interface.

It looks like it would be functionally identical to the pcap network
backend, with the same advantages and problems, but one less
dependency on an external library (and removes any compatibility with
ancient kernels that are in libpcap, but QEMU doesn't work on them anyway).

-- Jamie

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