[libvirt] define tap-only networking

Charles Duffy Charles_Duffy at messageone.com
Tue Dec 29 17:46:46 UTC 2009

richard lucassen wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm pretty new to libvirt and I'd like to try to set up simple
> networking as described here:
> http://www.xaq.nl/kvm-tap-howto.txt
> Is it possible to set up networking through simple tap devices using the
> xml format? And if yes, can someone give me a hint how to set this up?

I'd argue that that's considerably less "simple" than letting libvirt do 
the work for you -- but see 
http://libvirt.org/formatdomain.html#elementsNICSEthernet to have 
libvirt avoid doing anything more complex than setting up a tap device 
and then running a script of your choosing to do the remaining work.

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