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Re: [libvirt] Network device abstraction aka virtual switch - V3



On Sun, 2011-06-12 at 20:29 -0400, Laine Stump wrote:

...

> II. Changes to <network> definition
> ===================================
> 

...

> He also suggested adding a new "layer='network|link'" attribute to
> <forward>. I'm not convinced that item is necessary (it seems
> redundant), but am including it here for sake of discussion.
> 
> The current modes are:
> 
> <forward layer='network' mode='route|nat'/>
> 
> (in addition to not listing any mode, which equates to "isolated")
> 
> Here are suggested new modes:
> 
> <forward layer='link'
>           mode='bridge-brctl|vepa|private|passthrough|bridge-macvtap'/>

On the "layer='network|link'" question, would "layer='IP|MAC'" not be
clearer? 

Regarding the mode attribute:
"mode='bridge|vepa|private|passthrough'" seems sufficient to me,
bridge-brctl or bridge-macvtap can be concluded from the "dev"
attribute, right?

...

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Gerhard Stenzel, 
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