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Re: Net.Manager

On 22 Mar 2013, at 16:18, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:

> However, VirtualBox *does* have a kernel bridging module on MacOS X, so could 
> we perhaps use that somehow?

quite possibly - i recall at one point with the openflow controller stuff that 
i tested it running the mirage openflow controller on osx, controlling 
openvswitch switches running on linux inside virtualbox on the same host. iirc 
there were some magic osx runes to get this to work, but it did, eventually. i 
have notes somewhere if useful? 

> However, the interface that involves opening an fd (through whatever means, 
> be it tuntap or bpf) and passing it through to the Mirage application via 
> sendfd seems to be the most robust solution in terms of interface design.  We 
> could even write a manual MacOS bridge to send traffic back-and-forth from an 
> interface if we're really stuck later.




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