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CONFIG_NET_IPIP: IP: tunneling

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_NET_IPIP:

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Tunneling means encapsulating data of one protocol type within another protocol and sending it over a channel that understands the encapsulating protocol. This particular tunneling driver implements encapsulation of IP within IP, which sounds kind of pointless, but can be useful if you want to make your (or some other) machine appear on a different network than it physically is, or to use mobile-IP facilities (allowing laptops to seamlessly move between networks without changing their IP addresses).

Saying Y to this option will produce two modules ( = code which can be inserted in and removed from the running kernel whenever you want). Most people won't need this and can say N.

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