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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/4] Add support for -net bridge

From: David Woodhouse
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 4/4] Add support for -net bridge
Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 17:29:27 +0000

On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 18:28 -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> The most common use of -net tap is to connect a tap device to a bridge.  This
> requires the use of a script and running qemu as root in order to allocate a
> tap device to pass to the script. 

Does it?

Tap devices can be created (and configured) in advance, and can be
chowned so that they can be opened by an otherwise unprivileged user (or
group). You don't need root privileges to use a tap device.


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