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Date:	Wed, 2 May 2007 09:37:02 -0700
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Pavel Emelianov <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	Patrick McHardy <>,
	Ben Greear <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
	Linux Containers <>,
	Kirill Korotaev <>,
	Alexey Kuznetsov <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Virtual ethernet device (tunnel)

On Wed, 02 May 2007 14:54:51 +0400
Pavel Emelianov <> wrote:

> Veth stands for Virtual ETHernet. It is a simple tunnel driver
> that works at the link layer and looks like a pair of ethernet
> devices interconnected with each other.
> Mainly it allows to communicate between network namespaces but
> it can be used as is as well.
> Eric recently sent a similar driver called etun. This
> implementation is closer to the OpenVZ one and it lacks
> some unimportant features of etun driver (like ethtool_ops)
> for simplicity.

The ethtool stuff lets bonding and bridging work better.
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