[nycbug-talk] FBSD network stack virtualization

Siobhan Patricia Lynch trish at bsdunix.net
Wed Feb 27 05:59:03 EST 2008

OpenSolaris does this already. In fact we're using it in our product to facilitate routing of zones out of the global zone (host os). If FreeBSD had supported this a few months ago we might not be using OpenSolaris :(

Still it'll be a while until its a stable thing on FBSD.

Siobhan Patricia Lynch

-----Original Message-----
From: George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com>

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 00:45:21 
To:Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net>
Cc:talk at lists.nycbug.org
Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] FBSD network stack virtualization

Charles Sprickman wrote:
> Hi all,
> Someone who watches the -current list sent me this thread:
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2008-February/083830.html
> Very interesting stuff - jails with a virtualized IP stack.  They are
> looking to get it into 7.x.
> More info:
> http://imunes.tel.fer.hr/virtnet/
> http://imunes.tel.fer.hr/virtnet/eurobsdcon07_tutorial.pdf
> Looks neat to me, I'd rather see it land in 7.mumble than 8.mumble.
> Charles

Very much interesting. . . I know Ike has been following this a bit, and
he made me aware a while ago.

It could be cool for lots of reasons. . .

Let jail admins deal with firewalling themselves.

Really take a huge leap into competing with other virtualized systems.

Haven't gone through the presentation yet . . . but I'd rather see more
strict controls on memory and disk usage (no, not just quotas) on the
jails from the host first.

And after going through that thread quick. . . I really don't want to
see another 5.x mess for FBSD. . .

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