annotate tools/vnet/00README @ 8813:71b0f00f6344

Update vnets to support UDP encapsulation, multicast forwarding
and optionally running in user-space.

Signed-off-by: Mike Wray <mike.wray@hp.com>
author kaf24@firebug.cl.cam.ac.uk
date Thu Feb 09 16:12:11 2006 +0100 (2006-02-09)
parents 0a4b76b6b5a0
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mjw@3079 1 This directory contains the implementation of vnets:
mjw@3079 2 virtual private networks for virtual machines.
kaf24@8813 3
kaf24@8813 4 See 00INSTALL for build instructions, doc/ for more information
kaf24@8813 5 and examples/ for example configurations.
mjw@3079 6
kaf24@8813 7 The vnet implementation can be run using a kernel module
kaf24@8813 8 or a user-space daemon. The kernel module is in vnet-module/ and the
kaf24@8813 9 user-space daemon (varpd) is in vnetd/. The user-space daemon
kaf24@8813 10 needs the tun/tap kernel module. Vnets use multicast to find
kaf24@8813 11 virtual interfaces and support broadcast. Either implementation can
kaf24@8813 12 tunnel multicast packets to other implementations if wide-area
kaf24@8813 13 multicast routing is not available.
mjw@3079 14
mjw@3079 15 Mike Wray <mike.wray@hp.com>