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SubjectRe: dummy ethernet driver
On Mon, 6 Jan 2003, Dave Airlie wrote:

> > If you want to talk to local systems why don't you use the netlink
> > interface/ethertap stuff ?
>
> because I'm unconscionably lazy, and the VAX simulator code is already
> written to use pcap and I'd rather not rewrite it, why fix something when
> a quick hack will suffice :-)

Just as an aside, the ts10 vax emulator uses the tap driver. Combined with
the kernel bridging code you can create all kinds of network
configurations.

The last time i looked at simh Bob Supnik mentioned that the ethernet
simulation layer was to be targeted at tap/tun driver among others.

Peter
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