Collection about stuff that is relevant for virtualization and networking.
Ale4NET used dyn library call diversion to define networking at process level. -- what we're doing with our approach for overriding the default pfinet by setting environment variables.
Project is now part of Virtual Square View-OS.
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-08-23
<youpi> good news <youpi> with a couple small patches, openvpn does work as joe user
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-08-30
<youpi> it's really cool that openvpn ended up working completely the day before :)
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-09-03
<_d3f> Hey guys, how did you get openvpn working on the Hurd? just curious as I saw it in the GHM video <_d3f> no one here who has a clue how to get *vpn working on the Hurd? <braunr> _d3f: youpi did it <braunr> i don't know the details <_d3f> okay, I will question him when I see him around, thx. Do you know if it was a lot of work to get the tun device working? Because I would like to use tinc on the Hurd. <braunr> _d3f: a bit but not that much either <_d3f> braunr: well, okay. Do you know if the source of his 'port' is online, I haven't found it :/ <braunr> it should be soon
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-09-04
<_d3f> youpi: you are the guy who has brought openvpn to the hurd, right? I would like to know how you got the tun/tap thing working as I would like to use tinc on it. :) <youpi> _d3f: essentially no modification of openvpn iirc <youpi> just tell it to open the tun node created by pfinet <youpi> and read/write it <youpi> i.e. the existing generic code in place in openvpn <_d3f> I will have a look at it, somekind tinc builds with the linux specific device.c but I wasn't able to exchange keys. I will have a look at the device handling again and try to get the pfinet tun node used.
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-09-07
<d3f> anyone here knows how /dev/net is handled on the hurd? Programs using it say it's not a directory. I tried creating one and setting a netdde translator for a tun device in it, but this may be wrong as it doesn't work <teythoon> d3f: what does /dev/net do? <teythoon> ah, its tun/tap stuff... <d3f> on my gnu/linux it includes a tun device <teythoon> right <d3f> I am still reading about the Hurd and try to understand /hurd/netdde and devnode but by now I am quite sure I will need those to set a tun networktranslator on /dev/net/tun? <teythoon> hm, I don't think netdde or devnode will be of any help <teythoon> afaiui devnode makes mach devices available in the hurdish way, i.e. available for lookup in the filesystem <teythoon> d3f: ping youpi if he shows up, he hacked up openvpn to work on the hurd <d3f> yeah I know, I talked to him as I am tring to get tinc working on the Hurd (tinc builds by now). I will give him a shot about creating the "tun" device