Re: tap interface, bridging and freebsd 5.3
From: Andrea Venturoli (ml.diespammer_at_netfence.it)
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 12:18:55 +0100 To: email@example.com
Andrea Riela wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I would test openvpn with bridging options, then I need a tap interface.
> I've compiled my kernel with
> device tap
> then 'kldload if_tap' via command line
These are mutually exclusive: either you compile your kernel with tap or
you load it as a module, not both.
> but I don't see a tap interface in /dev or with ifconfig ...
You won't see any network interface in /dev; just run ifconfig -a and
check: you won't find any of the listed devices in /dev.
> tcpdump -i tap0
> tcpdump: BIOCSETIF: tap0: Device not configured
taps will come up when some programs activates it. Once you have openvpn
correctly running, you'll see tap0 in ifconfig's output and you'll be
able to run tcpdump against it.
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