I notice ethertap seems to have been merged with tun in the new 2.6 kernels?
So this means that setting up networking for the usermode `virtual
machine`(correct terminology?) is now different?
I mention this because the networking docs
(http://user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net/networking.html) don't seem to
mention the 2.6 kernel at all.
If I use:
everything boots up ok, and `ifconfig -a` lists eth0 as well as dummy0.
But when I try to set an IP with:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.1
I get "invalid argument".
The halloween doc doesn't seem to offer any help on any rearrangements of
the tun/ethertap modules either?
On my host system I have the `tun` module loaded and `ifconfig -a` lists
eth0 and something called `eql`, what ever that is.
Sound familier? Know of any useful docs?
TIA if you can help.
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From: Jeff Dike <jdike@ad...> - 2004-02-12 00:47:58
> linux eth0=ethertap,tap0,fe:fd:0:0:0:1,192.168.0.254
> everything boots up ok, and `ifconfig -a` lists eth0 as well as
> But when I try to set an IP with:
> ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.1
> I get "invalid argument".
You should be using TUN/TAP, not ethertap. Ethertap has a number of
disadvantages, and should only be used on hosts where TUN/TAP is unavailable
or not working, which is 2.4.7 or so and earlier.