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Date:	Thu, 07 Jun 2007 11:30:22 +0200
From:	Benjamin Thery <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [Devel] Re: [PATCH] Virtual ethernet tunnel

David Miller wrote:
> From: Kirill Korotaev <>
> Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 12:14:29 +0400
>> 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.
> If that's the case, veth is fine with me.

I like Daniel's proposals with the tunnel or pipe thing in the name.
I think it is more explicit about what the device really is.

I'm currently using etun, Eric Biederman's implementation. It will be 
nice to have this kind of device merged.

-- Benjamin

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