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Chapter 7. UML Networking in Depth

Manually Setting Up Networking

TUN/TAP with Routing

In earlier chapters we briefly looked at how to put a UML on the network. Now we will go into this area in some depth. The most involved part is setting up the host when the UML will be given access to the physical network. The host is responsible for transmitting packets between the network and the UML, so correct setup is essential for a working UML network.

There are two different methods for configuring the host to allow a UML access to the outside world: routing packets to and from the UML and bridging the host side of the virtual interface to the physical Ethernet device. First we will use the former method, which is more complicated. We will start with ...

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