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Date:      Tue, 01 May 2007 19:56:09 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <>
To:        "Pete Jones" <>
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions <>
Subject:   Re: Bridging with tap
Message-ID:  <44bqh414km.fsf@Lowell-Desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <BAY117-DAV102C0A2991ECC31FEDE4E0904D0@phx.gbl> (Pete Jones's message of "Sun\, 29 Apr 2007 20\:54\:42 +0100")
References:  <BAY117-DAV102C0A2991ECC31FEDE4E0904D0@phx.gbl>

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"Pete Jones" <> writes:

> Does anyone know anything about ethernet bridging to a tap interface
> in Freebsd 6.2. I have compiled the bridge option and the tap device
> into the kernel, but the tap device has not appeared. I have tried
> this on a virtual machine and a separate box with the same results,
> yet it works with Freebsd 6.1. I used the same configuration in
> sysctl.conf for both 6.1 and 6.2.
> Has anyone had the same problem, or any other problems with tap not
> working? 

tap devices don't appear until you try to use them.  What are you
actually trying that fails?

My qemu-based testbed with a lot of tap devices has been working on
-STABLE steadily since early in the 6.x lifetime (I haven't used it
lately, but it definitely worked after 6.2 was released).

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