Thanks for the quick reply Jeff.
If I run uml_net suid root doesn't that satisfy the condition of root priv
to use ethertap, since the UML instance doesn't (directly) touch the
ethertap device? If I am not mistaken, doesn't the UML instance merely use
an FD to exchange packets that are bound to the ethertap device, where
uml_net acts a proxy?
On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Jeff Dike wrote:
> rodlist@... said:
> > It therefore appears that the UML instance does require root priv for
> > some /proc or /dev access, yet I can't seem to find out what it is.
> > Any ideas?
> Don't use ethertap. It isn't usable if you can't have root privileges.
> Use TUN/TAP instead.