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Bug#493972: ITP: etherpuppet -- create a virtual interface from a remote Ethernet interface

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:44:51AM +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote:

> * Package name    : etherpuppet
>   Description     : create a virtual interface from a remote Ethernet interface
> Etherpuppet is a small program that will create a virtual interface
> (TUN/TAP) on one machine from the ethernet interface of another
> machine through a TCP connection. Everything seen by the real
> interface will be seen by the virtual one. Everything sent to the
> virtual interface will be emitted by the real one.
> It has been designed because one often has a small machine as his
> Internet gateway, and sometimes want to run some big applications that
> need raw access to this interface, for sniffing (Ethereal, etc.) or
> for crafting packets that do not survive being reassembled, NATed,
> etc.

What is the added value of etherpuppet over existing tools, such as
openvpn, tinc, gvpe, vde2? If there is none, or if the functionality
that is missing from etherpuppet can be easily integrated with one of
the existing tools, then you should tell upstream that it would be
better to invest time and energy in one of the other solutions.

Disclaimer: I'm the upstream and Debian maintainer of tinc.

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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