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Date:      Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:42:12 -0500
From:      "Bill Moran" <bill_moran2@hotmail.com>
To:        jeff@jrpenn.demon.co.uk, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Virtual interface support?
Message-ID:  <F20OxbCJnEMzAUor03u00020a52@hotmail.com>

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>From: Jeff Penn <jeff@jrpenn.demon.co.uk>
>
>Does freebsd support virtual interfaces? (i.e. a network interface not
>associated with a hardware interface).

Yup.

>My system is running 4.7 release with only a dialup ppp POTS connection,
>which is a bit limiting if you want to learn about networking.  Ideally
>I would like to set up a private network address on a virtual interface.

Understandable.  There is a port called vtun which is especially nice
for this.  It even allows rate limiting and so forth, so you can
simulate connections at different speeds.  Very fun for learning, and
also very useful for advanced routing, and vpns.

>The html documentation supplied with apache2 appears to require the
>server to be running for browsing (many of the links appear broken).
>
>If this support is provided by netgraph I would appreciate some pointers
>on setting this up.

Netgraph supports it as well.  Probably installing the mpd port would
give you all the spiffy userland programs you need to do what you want.

-Bill

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