[radvd-devel-l] radvd testing on tuntap

Steven Newbury steve at snewbury.org.uk
Sun Nov 17 18:43:59 EST 2013

On Sun, 17 Nov 2013, 21:12:45 GMT, Reuben Hawkins <reubenhwk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Does anybody know how to create a tun/tap interface on which RADVD can be
> tested?
> I'd like to create some tests and I'm thinking that creating a virtual
> network interface on which RADVD will advertise and listen would be the
> best way to test, but I don't have any experience creating virtual
> interfaces.   Any pointer to get me started would be very helpful.
> My setup will be as follows...
> 1) Create virtual interface(s)
> 2) point RADVD to this interface(s) in radvd.conf
> 3) write some tests to connect to the other end of the interface and send
> solicitations to radvd to test out as many radvd configurations, features
> and behaviors as possible.
Best bet would probably be to create a bridge interface, then run 1 or more VMs under QEMU with virtio/tap interfaces.  That way everything is kept isolated on each side of the tap.
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