OpenVPN in QEMU on FreeBSD 6.x ...
illoai at gmail.com
illoai at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 19:52:12 PST 2006
On 2/23/06, Eric Schuele <e.schuele at computer.org> wrote:
> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > Did some searching tonight, to see what was available as an OSS
> > alternative to VMWare, and came across QEMU ... what I'm interested in
> > doing is running a QEMU vServer that runs FreeBSD inside of it, and will
> > support having outside connections talking to it as a VPN "hub(?)" ...
> > basically, I don't want to have to futz at the Host OS level, only the
> > Client OS level, as far as networking is concerned ...
> Good chance I can't help.... I'm just curious.
> You want to have a VPN endpoint running in FreeBSD as a guest OS within
> Qemu, on a FreeBSD host? You want it in Qemu so you don't have to
> modify the host's network setup and/or install the necessary software?
> In any case, take a look here (if you haven't already):
> Might find something useful.
> The Qemu site states "The QEMU VM behaves as if it was behind a firewall
> which blocks all incoming connections." So on first glance, its sounds
> as if it might not be supported. But I'd read over the docs in more
> detail if I were you.
Qemu's default behaviour (-net user) is as a firewalled machine,
some futzing around and searching on google, and using tap(4),
along side ng_bridge(4), you can make it behave as a normal
network node (albeit one at 10baseTX), which should support
your needs in this one instance.
> > Wishful thinking, or does this make sense? Has anyone done it?
> > Pointers to docs on this, if so?
qemu.dad-answers.com has a *BSD subsexion, from whence
I managed to get mine working:
(assuming I cut and pasted okay this time)
Honestly, if you're going to run FreeBSD inside the VM, you might
look into chroot and jail, as I'm sure those would be faster. I know
exactly nothing about networking in jails and/or chroot environments,
so qemu may be the thing.
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