NAMEvde_tunctl - create and manage persistent TUN/TAP interfaces
SYNOPSISvde_tunctl [-f tun-clone-device] [-u owner] [-t device-name] vde_tunctl [-f tun-clone-device] -d device-name
DESCRIPTIONvde_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.
USAGETo 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 ALSOvde_switch(1) vde_plug2tap(1)
AUTHORtunctl was written by Jeff Dike email@example.com This manual page is based on tunctl manual page written by Matt Zimmerman firstname.lastname@example.org for the Debian GNU/Linux system. VDE_TUNCTL(8)