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CONFIG_MACVTAP: MAC-VLAN based tap driver

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_MACVTAP has multiple definitions:

MAC-VLAN based tap driver (EXPERIMENTAL) found in drivers/net/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_MACVTAP:

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This adds a specialized tap character device driver that is based on the MAC-VLAN network interface, called macvtap. A macvtap device can be added in the same way as a macvlan device, using 'type macvlan', and then be accessed through the tap user space interface.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called macvtap.

MAC-VLAN based tap driver found in drivers/net/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_MACVTAP:

Help text

This adds a specialized tap character device driver that is based on the MAC-VLAN network interface, called macvtap. A macvtap device can be added in the same way as a macvlan device, using 'type macvtap', and then be accessed through the tap user space interface.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called macvtap.

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