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Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN on Bochs?

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN on Bochs?
  • From: Felipe Sanchez <izto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 22:35:27 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, Felipe Sanchez wrote:
> A native NDIS tun/tap driver for Win32 would be the perfect solution,
> though.

Even better: The driver might already be there (kind of). From the Bochs

"Emulates an NE2000 compatible network card. On Windows NT/2000, Linux,
FreeBSD, and NetBSD, Bochs will forward packets to and from the operating
system so that the guest OS can talk on the physical network.
Unfortunately, on some platforms the guest OS can talk to any machine on
the network BUT NOT the host machine. On Windows and on systems that allow
the TAP or TUN/TAP interface, there is no such limitation. Often the host
machine may be configured so the guest OS has access to the internet. On
MacOSX, it is not possible yet to forward packets between the guest and
the host."

So while it's not properly a TUN/TAP interface maybe the Bochs folks have
already solved the particular problem and/or have some code (LGPL'd!)
which can form the basis for a native TUN/TAP driver for Windows that
OpenVPN could talk to.

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