NAMEvde_tunctl --- create and manage persistent TUN/TAP interfaces
vde_tunctl [-f clone-dev] [-u owner] [-g group] [-n] [-t dev-name]
vde_tunctl [-f clone-dev] -d dev-name
vde_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 an extension of tunctl.
vde_tunctl defines tap interfaces unless dev-name begins by "tun" or the option -n appears in the command line.
To 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
To create or destroy a tun interface (instead of tap):
# vde_tunctl -n -u someuser Set 'tun0' persistent and owned by uid 500 # vde_tunctl -d tun0 Set 'tun0' nonpersistent
tunctl was written by Jeff Dike firstname.lastname@example.org
This manual page is based on tunctl manual page written by Matt Zimmerman email@example.com for the Debian GNU/Linux system.