On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 09:53:42AM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > [universal tun/tap]
> > Did someone had a look at this ?
> Yep. Unfortunately, you still need a suid helper - and it would be best if
> we could remove the need for suid at all.
> Rather than root allocating and ifconfig'ing a tunnel device and the UML
> later opening /dev/tun$n as an unprivileged user, you have to open the
> device, and _then_ ifconfig it.
> The old Ethertap device, with my patches to fix the permissions handling on
> the netlink chardevice, has just the semantics that (I think) we want.
Sure, it sounds quite cool. But you say "old Ethertap device" - does this
mean it is planned to have it superceeded by the new tun/tap in official
kernel sources ?
Is there any backport of the "old ethertap" to 2.2 ? Any plans on one if
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