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Date:	Thu, 07 Jun 2007 12:14:29 +0400
From:	Kirill Korotaev <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [Devel] Re: [PATCH] Virtual ethernet tunnel

David Miller wrote:
> From: Pavel Emelianov <>
> Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 19:11:38 +0400
>>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.
> I would suggest choosing a different name.
> 'veth' is also the name of the virtualized ethernet device
> found on IBM machines, driven by driver/net/ibmveth.[ch]

AFAICS, ibmveth.c registers ethX devices, while this driver registers
vethX by default, so there is no much conflict IMHO.

But if you still don't like it, I would suggest 'ethtun' and later
we will come with iptun for IP tunneling. Is it ok for you?


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