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Manual Reference Pages  -  VDE_TUNCTL (8)

NAME

vde_tunctl — create and manage persistent TUN/TAP interfaces

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

vde_tunctl [-f tun-clone-device] [-u owner] [-t device-name]

vde_tunctl [-f tun-clone-device] -d device-name

DESCRIPTION

vde_tunctl allows the host sysadmin to preconfigure a TUN/TAP device for use by a particular user. That user may open and use the device, but may not change any aspects of the host side of the interface.

vde_tunctl is a simple copy of tunctl done for practical purposes.

USAGE

To create an interface for use by a particular user, invoke tunctl without the -d option:

# vde_tunctl -u someuser 
Set ’tap0’ persistent and owned by uid 500

Then, configure the interface as normal:

# ifconfig tap0 192.168.0.254 up 
# route add -host 192.168.0.253 dev tap0 
# bash -c ’echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/tap0/proxy_arp’ 
# arp -Ds 192.168.0.253 eth0 pub       

To delete the interface, use the -d option:

# vde_tunctl -d tap0 
Set ’tap0’ nonpersistent

SEE ALSO

vde_switch(1) vde_plug2tap(1)

AUTHOR

tunctl was written by Jeff Dike jdike@karaya.com

This manual page is based on tunctl manual page written by Matt Zimmerman mdz@debian.org for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

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