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Re: [libvirt] RFC: configuring host interfaces with libvirt



On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:35:55PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 01:13:18AM +0000, David Lutterkort wrote:
> > For certain applications, we want libvirt to be able to configure host
> > network interfaces in a variety of ways; currently, we are most
> > interested in teaching libvirt how to set up ordinary ethernet
> > interfaces, bridges, bonding and vlan's.
> [...]
> > 3. Implementation
> > =================
> > 
> > Configuring network interfaces is highly OS and OS-variant/distro
> > dependant. There are at least two different ways how libvirt can go about
> > modifying the host to create interfaces:
> > 
> >   1. Modify the system's network setup scripts (ifcfg-XXX on RH)
> > 
> >   2. Directly use the system's network utilities like ifconfig
> > 
> >   3. Rely on NetworkManager (not an option right now, as NM doesn't know
> >     about bridges and the like)
> 
> I must be missing something here ... how can libvirt modify stuff
> inside the guest?

It can't - this is all about configuring & managing networking on the
host OS.

Regards,
Daniel
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