TAP provides packet reception and transmission for user-space programs. It can be viewed as a simple Ethernet device, which instead of receiving packets from a physical medium, receives them from a user-space program and instead of sending packets via physical media, writes them to the user-space program.
|Operating Systems||POSIX BSD FreeBSD|
Release Notes: A new version for FreeBSD-current, minor bugfixes and code improvements, a man page, unload support for kernel module, and new ioctl's for VMware/VMnet ports.
Release Notes: A standalone Makefile and small code cleanups.
Release Notes: A new stable version for FreeBSD-current; an ethernet MAC address generation fix.
Release Notes: A new version for FreeBSD 3.x-stable; minor changes and fixes.
Release Notes: New version for FreeBSD-current (4.0).